Woman with knife shot by Dare County deputy

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – The SBI is investigating after a Dare County deputy shot a woman who was armed with a knife on Sunday.

Deputies say it happened in the area of Lake Court and Harbour Road in Colington around 7:00 p.m.

A property owner said a woman with a knife was on their property and acting erratically.

Despite repeated attempts, the woman would not comply with commands from the deputy, according to a news release.

The deputy first tasered the woman and then shot her, deputies say.

The 49-year-old was taken to The Outer Banks Hospital for treatment. There is no word on her condition.

The deputy has been placed on administrative leave, which is a routine procedure in these types of shootings.

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