A man has died after being shot by a Durham police officer responding to a domestic altercation, according to the Durham Police Department.
The DPD has not released the man’s name. The officers have been placed on administrative leave with pay, as is standard procedure. The DPD didn’t say how many officers were involved, or their names,
In a news release, the DPD said the shooting occurred around five a.m. on Bevel Court, while officers were responding to a “domestic incident between a man and a woman who were involved in a physical altercation.”
“Once the officers arrived they encountered a 30-year-old man who was uncooperative and combative, and a struggle ensued. During the struggle shots were fired by an officer and the man sustained life-threatening injuries,” the news release says.
According to the DPD, officers adminstered life-savings measures, and the man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after.
The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident, and the DPD will release a five-day report.
“We would like to express condolences to everyone involved in this unfortunate situation. We are always saddened by any loss of life,” said Police Chief C.J. Davis.
It’s the fourth fatal shooting involving Durham police in the past two-and-a-half years.