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FBI Launches Investigation into Death of Unarmed Black Woman Shot in the Back of Neck by North Carolina Police

HeadlineApr 11, 1997

The FBI has launched its own investigation into the death of an African American woman who was shot in the back of the neck by police officers who fired 22 bullets at the car she was riding in, this in North Carolina. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police claim they fired in self-defense after the car refused to stop at a license checkpoint on Wednesday. But African American leaders are suspicious of the shooting, the second unarmed Black person in six months to be killed by white officers in the city.

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