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.