Officer shoots, kills armed man during traffic stop in Washington, NC

Officer shoots, kills armed man during traffic stop in Washington, NC
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WASHINGTON, NC (WBTV) - A man was shot and killed on Sunday afternoon following a traffic stop in Washington, NC.

Police report that Cedric Pritchard, an African American man from Washington, exited his vehicle while armed during a routine stop.

A white police officer for the Washington Police Department shot the man upon noticing that he was armed.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave while the State Bureau of Investigation begins an investigation into the incident.

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