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North Carolina state investigators to review officer-involved shooting

Two police officers in a north-central North Carolina town are on paid leave as the State Bureau of Investigation reviews the shooting death of an African American man that occurred following a 911 call.
Two police officers in a north-central North Carolina town are on paid leave as the State Bureau of Investigation reviews the shooting death of an African American man that occurred following a 911 call.(WITN)
Published: Jul. 25, 2020 at 8:44 PM EDT
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ROXBORO, N.C. (AP) -

Two police officers in a north-central North Carolina town are on paid leave as the State Bureau of Investigation reviews the shooting death of an African American man that occurred following a 911 call.

The police chief in Roxboro said David Brooks Jr. died following the officer-involved shooting on Friday morning.

Police Chief David Hess said officers responded to a call about a man wearing a mask and carrying what appeared to be a shotgun walking down U.S. Highway 158 near a discount retail store.

Investigators found a loaded sawed-off shotgun at the scene.

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