NC veteran shot, killed by police after firing weapon at them

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GASTON COUNTY — A veteran was shot and killed by police Monday after he fired his weapon at them, Gaston County authorities said.

The shooting happened on Wedowee Lane.

Police Chief James Buie addressed the media Monday night, calling it an “unfortunate situation.”

Buie said Gaston County Communications got a call from the National Veterans Hotline concerning a suicidal man at 5:08 p.m.

Police said William Dean Poole, 52, had told the hotline he planned to kill himself and not to send anyone to his home because it would not end well.

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