Deputy Kills Woman Who Held Sheetz Employee Hostage, Refused to Drop Knife

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WELCOME, N.C. — A Lexington woman was shot and killed by a Davidson County deputy Tuesday night in Welcome. 

The Davidson County Sheriff's Office says 45-year-old April Tate Robertson took an employee hostage with a knife, around 10:45 Tuesday night, at the Sheetz on Old US Highway 52. 

Robertson would not drop the knife or comply with any of the deputies' commands. She was then shot by a deputy. Officers started emergency treatment to save her life, but were unsuccessful. 

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