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Police identify man killed at Duke Hospital

Posted March 17, 2010
Updated June 5, 2010

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— Duke University police on Wednesday identified the man killed in a weekend shooting outside the main entrance to Duke University Hospital.

Aaron Lorenzo Dorsey, 25, of Durham, died Saturday.

Duke Police officers Larry Carter and Jeffrey Liberto were responding to a report of a suspicious person in front of the hospital when the incident occurred. Dorsey attacked the officers and tried to gain control of one of the officer’s guns, Duke University Police Chief John Dailey said Wednesday.

After other options failed to stop the attack, the other officer fired once, fatally wounding Dorsey, Dailey said.

Both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of a review of the incident by the State Bureau of Investigation. Such moves are standard procedure in officer-involved shootings.

Police hope to finish an internal investigative report by the end of the week, and university officials said they might release more information then.

The incident didn't affect patient care at the hospital, officials said.


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  • working for deadbeats Mar 17, 2010

    People like "lilybell" don't realize that this man would kill anybody if he's willing to kill a cop. Good thing he decided to try a cop instead of you.

  • chfdcpt Mar 17, 2010

    Actually Hans, this Christian relishes on going home to my family everyday. Bottom line is that I rather be tried by 12 than carried by 6.

    It has nothing to do with Christianity, but with survival out there in the concrete jungle.

  • lilybell Mar 17, 2010

    I'm sure that man has a mother or perhaps children who are grieving his death. Cheering over his death, even when he behaved egregiously, is horrible. And I am betting $1000 that you (thatsgreat) call yourself a Christian.