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(NEWSER)– As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch describes it, the events of Friday evening sound tragic but unremarkable: Police responded to a call of a woman shot in the head in a car around 11:45pm; 26-year-old Becca Campbell was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

But police sources close to the investigation tell CNN that Campbell and her 33-year-old boyfriend, who was driving at the time, had purchased the gun to protect themselves from any Ferguson-related unrest.

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