DURHAM (AP) — Durham police say they are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in downtown.
Police said in a news release that they received a call at about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday about a distraught man with a gun near a large bull statue in downtown. Police said officers had negotiated with the man for about an hour when he pointed the gun at officers, prompting an officer to fire at the man. The man was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Durham police and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation are investigating the shooting. The officer has been placed in routine administrative leave with pay pending the review.
The identity of the man was not immediately released.