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Fayetteville teen shot by police died of gunshot wound to abdomen

Posted August 18, 2014

Shaqur McNair (Photo courtesy of Africka Bennett)

—  A teenager shot and killed by a Fayetteville police officer in October died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen, according to a medical examiner's report released Monday.

An autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Raleigh found that Shaqur McNair, 16, was shot in the right buttock, right forearm and the lower right abdomen – the fatal wound in which a bullet tore into his liver and intestines.

Officer Christopher Hunt was placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of an investigation of the case. It's unclear when that investigation will be complete.

Police Chief Harold Medlock has said that Hunt was responding to a domestic disturbance call on Bertram Place on the night of Oct. 13 when McNair allegedly lifted his shirt and began to draw a handgun during a confrontation.

Hunt, who has been with the Fayetteville Police Department since 2011, fired at least three rounds after McNair reportedly refused to obey commands to back away, Medlock has said.

Police found a handgun at the scene, but McNair's family members have said he had no weapon when he was shot.


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  • A cold, hard dose of Hans Aug 19, 2014

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    Sure he did, suuuure he did. Tell me, why should we believe the largest, most dangerous criminal gang in the country?

  • A cold, hard dose of Hans Aug 19, 2014

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    It would protect us more than them, and that's why they are so opposed to it.

  • 678devilish Aug 19, 2014

    Parents why don't you teach your children to grow up and obey the laws of the land. Its your responsibility to do. Most of all parents are you following the law. You cannot teach your children if you are not doing so.

  • heard-it-all-before Aug 19, 2014

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    it sure is. the media loves to think we don't notice them playing devil's advocate. sometimes i wonder how journalists and producers sleep at night. how can they not know exactly what they're doing. they do.

  • 68_dodge_polara Aug 19, 2014

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    Well.. given that he lifted his shirt and began to draw a handgun this wouldn't seem surprising.

  • iopsyc Aug 19, 2014

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    Yes, his mother was there when this happened.

  • nobodyknow420 Aug 19, 2014

    I'm sure this kid was on HIS way to church, right after he helped that old woman cross the street, and then saved that kitten from the house fire. I'm so confused how difficult people make dealing with the police. It seems to me when give weapons out for police to use them, not for decoration, and then when they are used, people complain...or steal TV's which ever one you're into, I guess.

  • Glen Newsome Aug 18, 2014
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    "Police found a handgun at the scene"

  • Fanny Chmelar Aug 18, 2014
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    Y'all, this happened in October. Of last year. No need to talk about riots and "here we go again." Sheesh.

    That said, I've never disobeyed an officer, and was not taught to mistrust them, and was taught to cooperate with them and to say as little as possible if I am doing something wrong.

    Parents: stop training your kids to be shot by police because they don't know how to act like rational human beings and engage in a tense yet predictable situation. Obey first, ask questions later, ok?

  • disgusted2010 Aug 18, 2014

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    Why not require everyone to wear them? Is it 1984 again?