1 dead, 1 injured after robbery and officer-involved shooting

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DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Durham Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened early Saturday morning.

Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Joy Food Mart at 2109 North Roxboro Street just before 1:00 Saturday morning.  When officers arrived, they heard shots inside the business.  A male suspect walked out of the store armed with a handgun.  When officers ordered he put it down, the suspect pointed the gun at the officers–who then returned fire.  The suspect was shot and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A man was found dead in the store from an apparent gunshot wound.

The officers have been placed on administrative leave with pay, which is standard during an officer-involved shooting.

More details are expected to be released later on Saturday.


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