• Woman accused of shooting at officers during Gaston County standoff


    GASTON COUNTY, N.C. - A woman involved in a standoff Monday afternoon in Gaston County is accused of firing shots at police after she pointed a gun at her husband, officials said.

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    Chopper 9 Skyzoom flew over the area and saw K-9 officers and dozens of patrol cars off Mayberry Road outside of Stanley. We could also see officers surround a home.

    The woman's husband called police because he said his wife, 58-year-old Paula Walker, pointed a gun at him.

    When officers arrived, they were met with gunfire from Walker, who was inside the house, according to authorities.

    Officials said one officer returned fire with a single shot but did not hit Walker. Police said she continued to fire rounds at officers, but nobody was hurt.

    For more than an hour, police tried to negotiate with Walker to surrender. Eventually, they used gas to get her to come out of the house, and she was taken into custody. She was then taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center for evaluation after being exposed to the gas.

    Police said Walker was charged with four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

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