1 dead, 2 in custody after shooting at Lenoir Walmart

LENOIR, N.C. (AP) — Police in Lenoir say one man was shot and killed and two people are in custody after a shooting at a Walmart.

Lenoir Police Chief Scott Brown said Tuesday that 32-year-old Carl Marcus Nivins died after firing a shot at police officers.

Brown said officers responded to a report of suspicious activity by Walmart employees. The chief said as officers approached, Nivins tried to flee the scene and fired at officers before one of them shot and killed him.

Brown said both Nivins and the officers were white. He also said two others with Nivens were arrested on outstanding warrants on unrelated charges.

The State Bureau of Investigation is also looking into the shooting. The officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.

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