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No criminal charges for Raleigh officers who shot man while responding to break-in

Posted March 9

— The Wake County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday that the Raleigh Police officers who shot a man while responding to a break-in call at a condominium complex on Nov. 30 did not use excessive force and no criminal charges will be filed.

At about 2:40 p.m. on Nov. 30, officers responded to a report of a breaking and entering at an apartment at 1230 University Court. A 911 call, made by the property owner, said that a tenant he had evicted that morning had returned to the property where he had broken into and entered the premises and that he was still there.

When officers arrived they found 28-year-old Chijioke Kennedy Madueke with a knife.

Madueke rushed toward three officers, who all fired at him, police said. He was wounded in the arm, leg and torso.

First Class Officer C.N. Chandler was hit in his ballistic vest during the crossfire, police said.

A total of seven casings and four projectiles were recovered at the scene. One projectile was found in the parking lot that had fallen out of Chandler’s uniform when he was removing his outer-wear prior to entering the ambulance, investigators said.

Madeuke has a prior assault conviction and two traffic violations where he failed to appear in court.

He is being held on a $150,000 bond.


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  • Arinzo Williams Mar 10, 8:44 p.m.
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    WRAL you need to reevaluate how you moderate posts on here. Posts that have absolutely nothing to do about the story yet they stay up.
    I post the fact two posts comments have absolutely nothing do with the story and my posts gets flagged then deleted and I get the nasty gram email from WRAL.
    What a joke.

  • Dean Morron Mar 10, 5:22 p.m.
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    Frankly, all the officers involved in the shooting should be retrained. Not in some PC environment classroom but rather at the shooting range. Arm, leg and torso is not how I was taught to shoot. 2 to the chest , 1 to the head and then theres no trip to the hospital, just the morgue. We live in a sad world when police officers have to worry about criminal charges for doing their job. .... really sad.

  • John Jones Mar 10, 1:52 p.m.
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    Well to back up my opinion I was in DC a few years ago and heard the racist rhetoric and hatred of whites from the protesters and speakers during the BLM march. Rev. Barber doesn't care about healing race relations, all he wants is a paycheck. President Obama siding with blacks in EVERY case involving a police shooting or altercations. Especially when his lil Harvard buddy was locked out of his house and wouldn't show his ID. Instead of faulting his friend he said the Connecticut police department acted stupidly.

    Michelle Obama speaking at college commence speeches talking about white privilege. That's coming from someone whose husband held the highest office in the country.

  • Rusty Shackleford Mar 10, 12:29 p.m.
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    I agree and can totally believe that is his opinion. I believe racism is alive and well in WRAL-land.

  • Travis Perry Mar 10, 10:07 a.m.
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    How do you know that is not his opinion? Are you in his head. You do know what an opinion is, right? I happen to agree with him. That is also my opinion.

  • Mark Hayes Mar 10, 8:23 a.m.
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    JThe Rev Barber is working on how to play this.

  • Jeff Freuler Mar 9, 6:12 p.m.
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    Not to smart to bring a knife to a gun fight

  • Tim Orr Mar 9, 5:55 p.m.
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    No BLM outcry?