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NC woman's stolen gun used in NYC officer shooting

Saturday, January 05, 2013

A Hope Mills woman said she was shocked to learn that the gun stolen from her in 2008 was used to shoot a police officer in New York City on Thursday.

Diane Wells said the gun was stolen out of her car at a car wash.

"I was completely shocked. I didn't know the gun was stolen until I parked in the yard, in the driveway, then I realized it," Wells said. "I called them, but they said they couldn't do anything."

Police said a man used the weapon to shoot an off-duty cop fending off would-be robbers at a used car dealership in the Bronx.

The officer was able to subdue the shooter. Now four men face charges in connection with the incident.

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