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Woman suspected in kidnapping shot after firing on NC State Trooper

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North Carolina Department of Public Safety
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Officials say a woman suspected in a kidnapping attempt was shot and wounded after she fired on a member of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Officials say a woman suspected in a kidnapping attempt was shot and wounded after she fired on a member of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

The patrol was notified early Tuesday of several hit-and-run crashes between McDowell and Burke counties and a kidnapping on Interstate 40.

When patrol Sgt. Aaron Johnson arrived, he found a truck on the shoulder and officials say a woman in the truck bed fired at him.

Johnson returned fire and struck her. She was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.

The patrolman wasn’t injured and - was placed on administrative duty.

Kelly Batchelor hails from the small crossroads community of Cabin in Duplin County in eastern North Carolina. Since 1989 Kelly has been actively employed in radio.