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Durham Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting
DURHAM, N.C. - Durham Police Department (DPD) officers were involved in a fatal officer-involved shooting after responding to a domestic incident shortly after 5 a.m. this morning on Bevel Court.
“We would like to express condolences to everyone involved in this unfortunate situation. We are always saddened by any loss of life,” said Police Chief C.J. Davis.
According to preliminary information DPD officers were dispatched to the above location for a domestic incident between a man and a woman who were involved in a physical altercation. Once the officers arrived they encountered a 30-year-old man who was uncooperative and physically combative, and a struggle ensued. During the struggle shots were fired by an officer and the man sustained life-threatening injuries. Life-saving efforts were administered by officers on the scene. The man, whose name is not being released at this time, was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later.
The DPD officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave with pay, which is standard procedure in an officer-involved shooting. The incident is being investigated by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), and the DPD Professional Standards Division. The Durham Police Department will complete a five-day report on the incident.
The investigation is ongoing. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.