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Durham police involved in shooting

Posted May 2, 2011

— Durham police say two people were taken into custody Monday after one of them rammed a van into a police vehicle and was shot in the arm by an officer.

It happened around 1:40 p.m., as police were responding to a report of a larceny in progress at the Home Depot on North Pointe Drive, police department spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.

One of the suspects was arrested at the scene, but the other got into a van and rammed the vehicle before fleeing the scene.

The van crashed a short time later at the intersection of Duke and Corporation streets, Michael said, and the driver was taken to Duke University Hospital for treatment of what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The State Bureau of Investigation and the Durham Police Department's Professional Standards Division are investigating, which is standard procedure when an officer is involved in a shooting.


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  • jmenot May 5, 2011

    he was shot befor he got in the van he was shot in the back of his arm when he was running away from the police to get to the van it was after he was shot and trying to get away that he ran into the police car hospital records show the bullet went in the back of his arm and came out the front and the officer that shot him is still being questioned by the sbi

  • Texan May 2, 2011

    Go Angry, go!

  • johnny2times May 2, 2011

    well Joe at least you have some common sense...thank you.

  • Joe Schmoe May 2, 2011

    dtd1961: Tase an assailant who's in a vehicle? From outside the vehicle? Um, no.

  • johnny2times May 2, 2011

    and tazing someone who is DRIVING sitting in a VAN? Really? how about you use some common sense dtd1961...

  • johnny2times May 2, 2011

    are you serious dtd?

    THEY RAMMED THE OFFICERS CAR...a van is a deadly weapon...why didn't they just NOT commit a crime? how about that question? Just like someone to say something that stupid when you have never been the one looking down at a vehicle coming toward you trying to KILL YOU!..why don't you become an officer and see what they go through? Unreal.

  • dtd1961 May 2, 2011

    Why don't they Teze instead of shooting?

  • johnny2times May 2, 2011

    good job officers...glad none of you were injured.