- Associated Press - Sunday, March 27, 2016

KINSTON, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a state trooper shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at him in Kinston.

A Department of Public Safety news release says the trooper came to assist deputies early Sunday after reports of a shooting at a nightclub.

The release says the trooper got to the scene, left his vehicle and saw two men running toward him. Authorities say the trooper saw one had a gun and told him to stop running and drop it.

The Department of Public Safety says the man failed to comply and pointed the weapon at the trooper, who then shot and killed the man. The second person was taken into custody without incident.

The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting. The 6-year veteran was put on administrative duty.

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