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Man fatally shot by police after call from North Carolina home

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer in North Carolina shot and killed a man after responding to a caller’s report that somebody was trying to enter a home.

Greensboro police said in a news release that 29-year-old Joseph Thomas Lee Lopez died in the shooting.

The name of the officer who fatally shot Lopez on Friday night wasn’t immediately released.

The News & Record reports that officers were responding to “a wanted person call” at a residence when they encountered Lopez in a shed behind the caller’s home.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting.

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