- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

SANFORD, N.C. (AP) - Police in North Carolina have shot and killed a suspect in the wounding of a teen.

News outlets reported Sanford officers were called to a home around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and found 41-year-old Juan Carlos Romero with a handgun. Police said Romero shot at the three officers, and they returned fire, killing him.

A news release says officers determined Romero had shot and wounded a 19-year-old woman, who was in stable condition Wednesday at a hospital in Chapel Hill.

The names and races of the officers involved weren’t immediately released. They’ve been placed on leave while the State Bureau of Investigation reviews the shooting.

A spokesman for the police department didn’t immediately return messages Wednesday seeking more information.

Sanford is about 35 miles (55 kilometers) southwest of Raleigh.


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