Durham Police Officer on Leave after Shooting Suspect
Posted April 14, 1997
DURHAM — A Durham police officer has been placed on administrative leave after shooting a suspected car thief.
The shooting occurred Sunday night when the officer attempted to pull over a car near University Ford in downtown Durham.
Police say the driver fled on foot and was shot a short time later during a confrontation.
The suspect is expected to live. The State Bureau of Investigation is studying the incident.