Newton Grove, N.C. — The 50-year-old Raleigh woman who was involved in a shooting with law enforcement on Interstate 40 in Johnston County Saturday has died from her injuries.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers and Johnston County sheriff’s deputies responded early Saturday morning to a report of a single-vehicle crash on westbound I-40 near mile marker 337, which is north of the Newton Grove community.

When law enforcement officials arrived, they found Tina Renee Medlin, of Raleigh, armed with a gun lying on the highway. Medlin died at about 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Tina Medlin

Authorities said Trooper J.L. Taylor and Deputy Taylor Davis returned fire after Medlin shot at them during an “armed confrontation.” According to radio traffic from, Medlin displayed the weapon as officers approached the vehicle.

Taylor, a 16-year veteran with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, and Davis, have both been placed on administrative leave as the State Bureau of Investigation looks into the shooting.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or anyone with information that could assist SBI investigators should call 1-800-334-3000.

Medlin was driving an off-white GMC Yukon Denali, officials said.

Trooper, deputy involved in shooting on I-40; westbound lanes closed in Johnston County

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