Deputies shot lion eight times after it killed intern at NC wildlife center

Sheriff’s deputies used eight shots to kill a lion that fatally attacked 22-year-old intern Alex Black at a North Carolina wildlife center Sunday, according to a law enforcement report.
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Sheriff’s deputies used eight shots to kill a lion that fatally attacked 22-year-old intern Alex Black at a North Carolina wildlife center Sunday, according to a law enforcement report.

Anna Johnson covers Raleigh and Wake County for the News & Observer. She has covered city government, crime and business for North Carolina newspapers since 2012. Reach her at 919-829-4807 or ajohnson@newsobserver.com.