Investigators examine possible evidence at scene of Akiel Denkins shooting

(A.J. Javanel/WNCN)
(A.J. Javanel/WNCN)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Investigators were back Friday evening at the scene of the Feb. 29 Raleigh police-officer involved shooting.

Akiel Denkins, 24, was shot and killed by 29-year-old Senior Officer D.C. Twiddy after police say Twiddy tried to arrest Denkins on a felony drug charge.

Lawyers for the Denkins family said new evidence was discovered on the side of a house where Denkins was killed.

A group of volunteers working with the Denkins family were canvassing the area of Bragg Street when they found what they thought was a bullet hole.

Law enforcement on scene would not comment and deferred questions to the district attorney.

On March 3, Raleigh police released a preliminary report that said Denkins was shot and killed after he pulled a gun from his waistband during a physical struggle with Twiddy.

On March 12, attorneys representing the Denkins family said an independent pathologist ruled the 24-year-old was shot in the back.

No other information was immediately available.


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