Man shot after altercation with Fayetteville police
Posted August 27, 2012
Updated September 18, 2012
Fayetteville, N.C. — A man was shot by a Fayetteville police officer Sunday evening as he tussled with officers investigating a report of suspicious activity.
Officers were canvassing an area near Covenwood Drive in west Fayetteville around 8:40 p.m. when they encountered Herman Harris, 38, whose address was unavailable.
The officers chased him for about a quarter-mile to King's Cross Apartments on Morganton Road, where a struggle occurred, and officer Zachary Pittman shot Harris.
Harris, who was recovering from his injuries at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Monday afternoon, is expected to be OK, police said.
They did not say why he might have run from police.
Fayetteville police declined to comment further on the matter, which is being investigated by the State Bureau of Investigation – a standard procedure in officer-involved shootings.
Pittman, who has been employed with the police department since May 2010, was placed on administrative duty, which is also routine in such cases, pending the outcome of the SBI's probe.