HUBERT, N.C. (WNCT) — An investigation is underway after an Onslow County deputy was involved in a shooting where a woman died on Thursday.
Onslow County Sheriff’s office Col. Chris Thomas confirmed the news to WNCT’s Cheyenne Pagan.
District Attorney Ernie Lee and the NC State Bureau of Investigation are now involved in the investigation.
Thomas said a call came in around noon to a home on Willow Street in Hubert, which is just off NC Hwy. 172. The incident began as a traffic stop. The officer involved noticed the woman had a gun in her vehicle.
No other information was provided on what led up to the shooting. Thomas said the officer involved was not shot.
The officer, who was not named, has been placed on administrative leave, which is procedure, pending the completion of the investigation.
Investigators remained on the scene Thursday collecting evidence.