More details released on officer-involved shooting in Windsor

The shooting happened Monday morning in Windsor.
The shooting happened Monday morning in Windsor.(WITN)
Published: Mar. 29, 2023 at 11:57 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 29, 2023 at 1:47 PM EDT
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WINDSOR, N.C. (WITN) - An officer is on administrative leave after Windsor police said they shot a woman who was armed with a knife.

Police have released more information on Monday’s officer-involved shooting at Cashie Apartments..

Family members say Ashley Cheri was shot in the stomach as she was trying to visit her father who lives at senior citizen apartment complex.

In a news release, police said around 10:45 a.m. they were called to the apartment complex for a criminal trespasser. They say the officer encountered a 22-year-old woman who had a knife.

Police said the officer fired a single shot, hitting the woman.

Cheri’s family said she was airlifted to ECU Health Medical Center.

The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting while the officer has been placed on paid administrative leave which is common practice in officer-involved shootings.