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GASTONIA, N.C. – A Gastonia Police officer was seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle while responding to a kidnapping call. Police say the suspect was shot and killed at the scene.

Officers responded to the call around 12:30 p.m on North Edgemont Avenue near Andrew Jackson Highway.

Police say the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The officer was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle.

There is heavy police activity in the area. Police are asking the public to avoid the area if possible.

No additional information. Check back for updates



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