Police: Woman shot by officer in Gastonia not intended target

Woman shot by officer not intended target
Published: Jul. 9, 2018 at 8:49 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 9, 2018 at 12:27 PM EDT
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Bria Bell | WBTV
Bria Bell | WBTV

GASTONIA, NC (WBTV) - A woman was seriously injured following an officer-involved shooting in Gaston County late Sunday night.

According to the Gastonia Police Department, officers were looking for Jarvis Lynn in the area of  Gray Street around 11:30 p.m. A warrant states officers received a call about a noise disturbance in the area. Police said Lynn had a pistol at the time of the shooting.

That's when officers reportedly shot Lynn's sister, in an attempt to shot Lynn, officials say.

Gaston County EMS said the woman was taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries but, police say, she has since been released from the hospital.

The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting.

The officer who shot the woman has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the investigation which is standard practice. The woman is not facing charges.

Lynn was charged with refusing to follow officer's commands, assault, breaking and entering, larceny and damaging property. He had previously been convicted in 2011 on drug charges.

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