Autopsy Shows Gunman Had Cocaine In System

An autopsy shows a man killed in an April shootout with Lenoir County deputies had cocaine in his system.

Doug Phillips was shot four times April 8th, according to the autopsy released today.

Also killed in that shooting was Deputy Allen Pearson, while Deputy Ryan Dawson was injured and just returned to work.

The medical examiner listed cocaine toxicity under other significant conditions in Phillips' death.

Deputies were called to Tick Bite after residents complained about a man shooting a gun in the woods. A special response team confronted Phillips, who authorities say shot Pearson and Dawson before being hit by return fire.

Authorities say prior to encountering Lenoir County deputies, Phillips killed his girlfriend in her Craven County home.

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  • by Tyrone Location: ENC on Jul 16, 2009 at 09:51 PM
    I was upset till I found out he was a white dude.
  • by john Location: kinston / lenoir on Jul 16, 2009 at 07:17 PM
    like we really care how he died as long as he did good job lcsd sorry we had to loose one of our own and hurt another on this scum bag
  • by Bob Location: Belhaven on Jul 16, 2009 at 04:48 PM
    Lets see, he kills his girlfriend, kills a dedicated police officer and had used cocaine? I bet his family will try and sue because he was high and didn't know what he was doing! I feel sorry for the families of the girlfriend and police officer!
  • by Alex on Jul 16, 2009 at 03:12 PM
    Good for him
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jul 16, 2009 at 02:30 PM
    I'll bet he had more lead in his system than cocaine.Injected by AR-15.

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