Knightdale: Officer shooting was self-defense
Posted January 12, 2012
Knightdale, N.C. — Police in Knightdale were defending themselves early Thursday when officers shot someone while responding to a suicide threat, the town said.
Knightdale's Department of Public Safety said officers responding to the threat at 324 Park Ave. around 12:30 a.m. were outside the home talking to a family member when an armed subject confronted them.
They "were forced to discharge their weapons to defend themselves," the town said in a statement.
The person who was shot was taken to WakeMed with injuries that weren't considered to be life-threatening. No one else was injured.
Authorities did not provide any additional information but said the State Bureau of Investigation, Wake County Sheriff's Office and Knightdale police investigating the shooting.
That is a standard procedure in officer-involved shootings.