N.C. police: Assault victim kills ax-wielding man

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HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say an assault victim shot and killed a man who charged at her with an ax.

A High Point Police news release says officers responded to a domestic situation Friday. A caller had reported a woman was being choked and pushed by a man who may have been intoxicated.

Officers set up a perimeter when they learned a gun was in the home, but the man had fled by the time they entered the home.

Less than two hours later, police were called back — this time after a shooting. The assault victim told officers that the man returned and she shot him when he charged at her with an ax.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. High Point police detectives are investigating.

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