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Wilmington woman dead after being shot by police

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A woman is dead this morning after police responded to a domestic dispute on Tabor Lane in Wilmington.

Around 1:17 a.m. police were dispatched to the 700 block of Tabor Lane for a domestic dispute between a man and a woman. When officers arrived they approached a woman who was sitting in the driver’s seat of a silver vehicle. Moments later shots were fired.

The 22-year-old woman was pronounced dead at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The name of the victim is being withheld until the next of kin have been notified.

Two officers involved were not injured. They have been placed on paid administrative leave.

The SBI is on scene and will handle the investigation.

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