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Man commits suicide in Brier Creek parking lot

Posted March 7, 2014

Police activity outside the Dick's Sporting Goods at Brier Creek March 6, 2014.

— A man shot himself Friday night in the parking lot of the Dick's Sporting Goods at Brier Creek.

Police were called after the shots were fired, but the man was dead when they arrived. The incident happened just after 6 p.m., police said. They did not release the man's name.

A witness told WRAL News he heard two shots then saw a man lying on the ground beside a silver sedan.

Officers taped off a large area of the popular dining and shopping destination. Stores were not evacuated and no shoppers or employees were ever in danger.

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  • whatdowehavehere Mar 14, 2014

    I wonder if he just bought the gun at the Sporting Goods store? Was that his first opportunity to do this, and he couldn't wait until he got home? Very sad.