Autopsy: NCCU officers shot suspected robber twice
Posted November 11, 2013
Durham, N.C. — 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.