After burglary call, man killed in officer-involved shooting in Cary
Posted May 28
Cary, N.C. — 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."
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.
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.