NC Police Officer Shot and Killed Man

DURHAM -- A North Carolina police officer has shot and killed a man during a confrontation.

The Durham Police Department said in a news release that Saturday's shooting came as officers responded to a caller who said he had overdosed and was making suicide threats.

Officers were confronted by a man when they arrived at the location of the call. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The names of the victim and the officer were not released. Police officials did not immediately return a phone message Sunday. The investigation has been turned over to the State Bureau of Investigation.

The Herald-Sun of Durham reported Sunday that this is the third officer-involved shooting in the small city about 30 miles northwest of Raleigh. Two of those shootings were fatal.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 20, 2010 at 05:33 PM
    I know that everyone is so easy to jump to what the think happened in a case where nothing is really being said, the man was not the one that called police so he didn't plan this. He was not a coward, he was a veteran of his country. And not to be rude but to Kathy bad things happen to good people sometimes and make life upsetting and they don't know where to turn so keep that in mind before you go saying good riddance to someone you know nothing about.
  • by Who Cares Location: washington on Apr 20, 2010 at 09:40 AM
    Another police shooting, this is becoming an everyday event in N.C. Maybe the news should report and incident where someone is not shot!!
  • by sd Location: mayberry on Apr 19, 2010 at 08:40 PM
    @Larry, Spend is correct. Spent would be best used along with the word "have". And I'm not afraid of LEO's but I do think most of them are nothing but uniform wearing, tax money taking, lazy butts.
  • by To Larry: on Apr 19, 2010 at 06:56 PM
    "I spend my life in fear of LEO's"...The word is "spent"...and this statement would indicate you are a criminal.
  • by Larry Location: Moving on Apr 19, 2010 at 02:15 PM
    I spend my life in fear of LEO's. I do not trust them anymore, with good reason. But untill you have been in my shoes, well, never mind, i guess my comments are not Important. So ill keep them to myself.
  • by Joe on Apr 19, 2010 at 09:59 AM
    Small town? And there are absolutely no details in this story.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 19, 2010 at 09:59 AM
    my dad was a police officer for over 30 years and never shot anybody. he only pulled his gun when felt that he was in danger of his live. so saying that police officer are not trained for situations are not true. by nc law they must have so many hours of training a year. for all police officers keep up all the hard work you do.... god bless you and your family.
  • by the TRUTH Location: NC on Apr 19, 2010 at 08:45 AM
    J: LEO's ARE trained to handle such situations. Your comment about LEO's slaughtering citizens every other day is wrong and uncalled for. Why don't YOU get some education and real world experience instead of the internet comando/tough guy training you seem to exhibit.
  • by LEO Location: ENC on Apr 19, 2010 at 05:51 AM
    Larry in New Port: Are you the retired LEO who previously reported he was medically retired because he had been shot ?? If so, why are you so bitter against the LEO who decideds to save his/her life instead of ending up with their name on the Police Memorial wall in D.C. OR sitting around retired because they didn't pull the trigger ?? Get over it, we are trained to save and protect others, so why not save ourselves ??
  • by LEO supporter Location: Greenville on Apr 19, 2010 at 05:13 AM
    LEO's are NOT always looking for a reason to shoot anyone--but if it comes down to a choice of not shooting someone and being shot themselves, or shooting someone and going home to their family at the end of a shift, I guarantee every LEO I know is going to choose to go home at the end of the day. I'm glad they're out there protecting my family.
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