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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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