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Officers, suspect in Raleigh shooting identified

Posted August 29, 2016
Updated August 30, 2016

— A man who exchanged gunfire with Raleigh police Monday morning has died, police said.

Officer B.F. Burlson was shot in the incident and was taken to WakeMed for treatment for a wound to the leg.

Police identified the dead man as Jaqwan Julius Terry, 24, of Raleigh.

The incident started shortly after 11:30 a.m. with a report of a man with a gun at 241 Donald Ross Drive, near Raleigh Country Club.

"There’s a man with a gun outside and he’s trespassing because he’s not supposed to be here," a woman told a 911 dispatcher. "They’ve been here like four times for him. Come on now, for real."

Court records show that Terry had pending charges for assault and drug offenses and had been previously been charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, driving while impaired and a hit-and-run.

The man with a gun had left the area by the time police arrived, but he reappeared a short time later in the street nearby, police said. That set off a foot chase between him and two officers, and shots were fired outside 311 Donald Ross Drive.

In radio traffic release by Raleigh police Monday night, an officer can be heard asking the man to put the gun down and saying that the man, who was in the backyard to the residence, refused to drop his gun. Moments later, the officer reports that shots have been fired and an officer has been hit in the leg.

The State Bureau of Investigation was called in to investigate the shooting, and the Raleigh Police Department's Internal Affairs Unit will review the incident to determine if any policies were violated.

Police identified the second officer involved as B.S. Beausoleil.

Beausoleil, 30, was hired in March 2008, and Burleson was hired in July 2009. Both officers are assigned to the Field Operations Division and have been placed on administrative leave.

Raleigh police roped off several blocks of Donald Ross Drive after the incident, and they later taped off an apartment building at the intersection of Warren Avenue and Ralph Drive, about three blocks from the shooting scene. Access to parts of WakeMed also was restricted for a time early Monday afternoon.


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  • Arinzo Williams Aug 30, 2016
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    It obviously did not take long for individuals like BH to search for a criminal history. It also did not take long for SR to holler the name AL.
    Did you do the same when they ran the article about the OVER privileged under age drinker killed three while driving on the wrong side of the road? Where was the dismay when the family that was making meth with children in the home were busted. Did you call for Al? Did you check their background for their rap sheet?
    IDK know what color the deceased but I bet I can guess based on your comments.
    Wrong is wrong period. Sounds like the Police did their job.
    But If you feel uncomfortable and you try to justify it by trying to compare every situation then you are the problem.
    Every situation is not the same so you can't compare them. But that is to difficult to admit isn't it.

  • Anne Oakley Aug 30, 2016
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    Word salad from the emo living in his Mom's basement. Have another hot pocket and move on please

  • Brian Huff Aug 29, 2016
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    They released the deceased persons name. A quick search of his name resulted in a pretty decent rap sheet. Wonder how long before he is portrayed in a completely different light?

  • Deborah Turner Aug 29, 2016
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    ...to see if any policies were violated ? What is wrong with trying to protect the public from a man with a gun ?

  • Sheila Rohrbach Aug 29, 2016
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    where is Al?

  • Sheila Rohrbach Aug 29, 2016
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    here we go again, let's see what spin this is given

  • Mike Jones Aug 29, 2016
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    Guns are for people with small hands and feet.

  • Norman Lewis Aug 29, 2016
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    If you don't know anyone was hit by a gunshot, don't call it a shooting unless your intention was to start a protest march. Should have said the officer and another person were taken to the hospital after reports of gunfire. You imply the officer shot someone by calling it a shooting, otherwise you would have said "someone was hit by gunfire".