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Autopsy: NCCU officers shot suspected robber twice

Posted November 11, 2013

— An autopsy released Monday determined that campus police at North Carolina Central University shot a man twice in September during an exchange of gunfire, killing him.

Tracy Daquan Bost, 22, of Charlotte, fired a shotgun at officers who confronted him because he matched the description of a suspected robber that Durham police were searching for, N.C. Central Police Chief Tim Bellamy said.

Campus police returned fire, and Bost ran into some woods near the School of Education, Bellamy said. He exchanged gunfire with officers again a short time later and was killed.

According to an autopsy report, Bost was shot once in the chest and once in the left thigh. The bullet to the chest broke apart and wounded his heart and lungs, killing him, the report states.

A toxicology report found that Bost had no drugs or alcohol in his system other than antihistamine.

Three campus officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave while the shooting is reviewed by the State Bureau of Investigation. That is standard procedure for any officer-involved shooting.


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  • stymieindurham Nov 12, 2013

    Such a waste of life. Anyway, it the officers had acted the way they are instructed on the range, (2 shots - one to the head and one to the chest) would that have been overkill?

  • liquidsatin5702 Nov 12, 2013

    @VickLo, I think it was just the right amount of 'kill'

  • sandim50 Nov 11, 2013

    Vickie...I though at first you had approved of the fine way the officers shot & killed a "gENTLEMEN"(PREVIOUS CLEAN WORD NOT ALLOED) who was firing at them with a SHOTGUN. Good gying GUYS. Perhaps you saved some lives, had he gotten in to the school of education
    What is overkill? When a perp has a shotgun and is trying to murder LOE
    Once again good going guys!

  • SailbadTheSinner Nov 11, 2013


    The opposite of ‘overkill’ is ‘underkill.’ And Underkill means a little alive.

    A little alive means a LOT dangerous....

    In a situation like this, where some dude has fired shots at officers, I’ll go for overkill just about any time....


  • michaelclay Nov 11, 2013

    VickLo - Overkill!!!!!?

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  • Sherlock Nov 11, 2013

    Good shot, bad grouping.

  • mm23 Nov 11, 2013

    VickLo- did you read the part where it said he was firing a shotgun at the officers?!

  • VickLo Nov 11, 2013