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(WSOC)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer shot and killed a woman armed with a knife on Wednesday night.

According to WSOC, Anthony Holzhauer shot 20-year-old Janisha Fonville after she refused to drop the knife.

Holzhauer has been involved in two separate officer-involved shootings in the past. In 2012, Holzhauer shot and killed Michael Laney in Charlotte.

Holzhauer said he thought Laney, who was wanted for robbery, was reaching for a gun.

In the shooting Wednesday night, Holzhauer fired two shots. One hit the woman’s hand and the knife, breaking the knife into pieces. The other shot hit her in the shoulder.

Officers were responding to a domestic dispute when the shooting happened. Police said Fonville was holding a knife and confronted the officers after they entered the home.

Fonville was reportedly told to put down the knife several times prior to the shooting. When she lunged toward Holzhauer, he fired his weapon.

Fonville later died at the hospital.

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