Fatal Shooting At A North Carolina Hospital

Investigators are examining the fatal shooting by an off-duty officer of a man suspected of pointing a gun at another person in a North Carolina hospital.

The Associated Press reported Monday that the Gaston County Police
Department said 29-year-old Keyjuantas Devance Tims died after
being fatally shot at Gaston Memorial Hospital late Sunday.

Police said Officer W.E. Howell heard there was a man with a gun
in a waiting room and when the officer approached the man he
pointed the gun at another person. The department said Howell shot

Howell is on administrative leave with pay during the

Police Capt. W.S. Melton said investigators are trying to
determine if Tims fired his weapon and how many shots Howell fired.

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