Fayetteville teen shot by police died of gunshot wound to abdomen
Posted August 18, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.