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Wake deputies shoot, kill man

Posted December 18, 2010
Updated December 23, 2010

— The Wake County Sheriff's Office confirmed that deputies shot and killed a man near Wake Forest Saturday afternoon.

Witnesses at the scene said deputies were called to a house on Bold Run Hill Road in northern Wake County to investigate a domestic dispute. They said that when deputies arrived, Cody Knisley came out with a shotgun.

Danny Ray McCloud said his sister is Knisley's wife. McCloud said he witnessed the shooting.

"He was walking toward the police, and they told him, 'Drop it, drop it, drop it. Let us see your hands, let us see your hands,'" McCloud said. "I guess when he went to pose a threat to them and pick up the gun, they shot him. ... You heard about 20 shots."

Knisley's family said he suffered from mental problems and had been suicidal.

"I don't want to bury my son," said Knisley's mother, Pamela Hart, adding that she doesn't hold the Wake County Sheriff's Office responsible.

"It was his fault," she said.

Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said at least three deputies were involved. These deputies are on administrative leave, which is standard procedure when officers use deadly force.

"That way there's no controversy," Harrison said.


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  • lvdolphin512 Dec 22, 2010

    Garrishgirl89 I am very close with the family and I know the funeral arrangments, if you would like e-mail me and I will give them to you. I wont post them up here for the public to see. cody I love you and miss you greatly. gone but never forgotten. I agree they should not release the names of the sheriffs involved its not safe for them or their familys.

  • garrishgirl89 Dec 21, 2010

    Does anyone know if there is going to be a funeral, and if so where is it and when is it? He was a friend of mine that i didnt talk to much at all, tried to keep my distance because he had his problems, but i still hate to see this, and it is IGNORANT for them to release the officers names!! what the heck wake county!

  • sickofstupidpeople Dec 21, 2010

    I can't believe that WRAL puts the officers names for everyone to see. WRAL, YOU are endangering the lives of those officers and their Families!! And if anything happens to them, YOU should be held responsible! Shame on You! Shame Shame Shame on You!! You need to remove their names!!

  • ericaestrada87 Dec 20, 2010

    Thoughts and prayers go out to them!

  • jsc1990 Dec 20, 2010

    Sending prayers to his family.