Fayetteville Police Officer Killed Nijza Lamar Hagans During Traffic Stop

12:50 PM, Jan 24, 2013   |    comments
  • Fayetteville police responded to a home on South Virginia Avenue about 6:15 a.m. Thursday in reference to an officer-involved shooting. Courtesy WRAL.
  • Nijza Lamar Hagans. Courtesy WRAL.
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Fayetteville, NC - A man was shot and killed by a Fayetteville police officer during a traffic stop around 6 am Thursday.

Police told WRAL that the officer tried to stop Nijza Lamar Hagans, 22, who was driving his Ford Explorer near the intersection of Morganton Rd. and Virginia Ave. Police said Hagans continued driving south on Virginia Ave. before he reached a dead end.

The officer shot Hagans during the traffic stop; he died at the scene. 

A police spokesman declined to comment to WRAL on what caused the shooting. They said that the officer has been placed on administrative leave. 

The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating this incident.

Source: WRAL

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