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After burglary call, man killed in officer-involved shooting in Cary

Posted May 28

— A man suspected in a Sunday morning burglary on Firetree Lane in Cary died at WakeMed after being shot by an officer who was attempting to take him into custody, according to Cary police.

Officers responded to a home burglary call in the 200 block of Firetree Lane, near Davis Drive, shortly after 2:30 a.m.

In a 911 call, a woman who said she was spending the night at the home, told the dispatcher that a second woman in the home woke her up saying she saw someone inside the house.

"I was out on the couch, watching a TV show on Netflix. I couldn't sleep and I heard this door that leads into the house open and close," the second woman said. "I looked over the balcony and I saw someone."

Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Cary

The women hid in an upstairs closet as police arrived at the home and the dispatcher said that officers witnessed the man running from the home.

"It's going to be a little bit of time before they get to you. The reason why is they did catch an individual running out," the dispatcher said of why police had not entered the home.

The dispatcher said K9 units were called in and officers attempted to take the man into custody several blocks away from the home, and shots were fired.

The man was taken to WakeMed, where he later died. His name has not been released.

Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Cary

No officers were injured in the incident, which is now being investigated by the State Bureau of Investigation, which is standard practice in an officer-involved shooting.

Police did not say whether the man fired at officers during the altercation.

As officers collected evidence at the home, they recovered a home computer and its accessories from the driveway.

The officer involved has been placed on an alternative assignment status.


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  • Robert Swiger Sr. May 29, 7:57 a.m.
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    At least he will not break into another home.

  • Lamario Kelly May 29, 7:18 a.m.
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    Not sure what "LIBERALS" have to do with this incident. All it really does is shows just how insensitive and also shows the type of person you probably are. There is no reason to always bring politics into every post you comment about. Is social media your only escape? I am curious to how things are going in your life. If you need help or feeling like talking, please let someone know. This is not a "LIBERAL" talking, it is a caring citizen just like every other Conservative or Liberal!! Be blessed!!

  • Norman Lewis May 28, 2:10 p.m.
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    If he had been attempting to burglarize my home, this story would not have been about an officer involved shooting. What if the police had not made it to the house in time? Would we have been reading about the murders of two citizens during a home invasion/burglary? People, have the means to protect yourself, the police as good as they are, CANNOT always be there in time to save you. At least this shooting save us the expense of a trial. Bet this was not the criminal's first time at doing this, just the first time he was caught. Anyone willing to knowingly break in to an occupied home is extremely dangerous and likely, does not have your best interests in mind, (for the Liberals out there, that was sarcasm). Kudos to the Cary Police Department, way to go.