A man is dead after being shot multiple times by a police officer near Glenwood Avenue Thursday afternoon. Police plan to release body camera footage of the incident and the State Bureau of Investigation is reviewing the deadly use of force.
Keith Dutree Collins was pronounced dead Thursday after being taken to a local hospital, Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown said at a press conference Thursday night.
“Situations like this are always difficult for all of us,” Deck-Brown said. “They are difficult for the officer. They are difficult for the families and as I stand here as chief, it’s difficult for me as part of the community.”
At about 3 p.m., 911 dispatchers received a report of an armed man acting strangely at the 3800 block of Pleasant Valley Road near the intersection of Glenwood Avenue, Deck-Brown said.
“When the officer approached the individual, he ran from the officer and during the pursuit the individual produced a weapon,” Deck-Brown said. “The officer discharged his handgun and the individual was struck multiple times. He was transported to the hospital by EMS where he later died of his injuries.”
A weapon was found at the scene, but Deck-Brown did not say what kind.
The officer was wearing a body camera during the shooting. Deck-Brown said she would be petitioning the courts to release the footage, which will likely be included in the city’s five-day report.
The officer has been placed on administrative duty, as is standard procedure.
Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or has additional information is asked to contact the Raleigh Police Department of State Bureau of Investigations.