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1 confirmed dead in Canton shooting

CANTON - A man was shot and killed during a roadside fight with a state probation officer when he tried to grab the officer's gun, police said.

This is the first time someone has died after being shot by a probation officer in North Carolina, said Pamela Walker, director of external affairs for the N.C. Department of Correction, which employs probation officers.

The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation is handling the case. The SBI investigates all officer-involved shootings in North Carolina.

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