CARY, N.C. (WNCN) – Cary Police and the State Bureau of Investigations are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened early Sunday morning.
Officers responded to a home robbery in progress at a residence in the 200 block of Firetree Lane around 2:30 a.m., Cary police said in a news release.
“While taking the suspect into custody, shots were fired, and the suspect was injured,” police said.
The suspect was shot by police, according to officials.
He was transported to Wake Med Hospital in Raleigh where he died.
Police have not released the suspect’s name but say he is an adult.
Some occupants of the home were there when the incident happened, police said. No one else was injured.
Neighbors said they were surprised by the events.
“We walk every morning and when we’re walking down the street and saw all of the police cars and found out that this has happened we couldn’t believe it. Because we don’t have a lot of crime in this area. All of the Preston community is not used to experiencing crime,” Bruce Knapp said.
“This is one of the safest areas. This neighborhood is mainly people who are middle aged and older. It’s always been very quiet. Very safe,” Cary resident Brenda Peak said.
The shooting remains under investigation.