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Juvenile dead after police-involved shooting in Jacksonville

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District Attorney Ernie Lee, left, and Jacksonville Police Chief Mike Yaniero, right, release more information about a police-involved shooting on November 8 that left a juvenile dead.....

The State Bureau of Investigation a teenage boy was killed in in an officer-involved shooting in Jacksonville after a police chase on Tuesday.

Chief Mike Yaniero said officers saw a car passing other vehicles in the center turn lane on Western Boulevard before the driver made a U-turn in front of oncoming traffic.

The driver did not pull over and after a short chase the vehicle crashed on White Street.

Yaniero said there was “an armed encounter, a short distance from the car” and an officer fired at one of those people inside the vehicle.

The juvenile that was shot later died at Camp Lejeune Naval Medical Center.

A gun was recovered at the scene and Yaniero said an officer is on administrative leave.

The SBI is investigating the shooting.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. She has been involved in the media industry in eastern North Carolina for more than three years. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to ENC to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of toddler and baby cuddling, reading, designing costumes for children’s theater and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.