Wilson police officer involved in shooting
Posted August 15, 2013
Updated August 16, 2013
Wilson, N.C. — A Wilson police officer was involved in a shooting Thursday afternoon near the intersection of Rand Road and Dover Street, a department spokesman said.
At about 2:40 p.m., officers responding to a call in the 1800 block of Rand Road were confronted by a person with a knife, and they shot that person.
"I heard a gunshot and then I heard a lady scream and I heard the sirens within three to five seconds after that," said neighbor Jack Neal.
Officers quickly blocked off streets in the area to investigate.
State authorities identified the shooting victim as Ryan Borunda. They said he was being treated at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, but his condition was unknown.
Officer Donald Lucas shot Borunda, authorities said.
Neal said an officer told him a domestic disturbance set off the incident.
The investigation is ongoing.
"We've been in this neighborhood 17 years now," said neighbor Willis Lane. "We've never seen anything like that happen, a quiet neighborhood.
"There's so much violence going on in the country now that it does bring concern. We're very concerned." Police continue to investigate Wilson police officer involved shooting
Neighbor Erick Arellano said, "This area is really peaceful. I never see problems. I'm surprised today."
The State Bureau of Investigation took over the investigation, which is standard procedure in an officer-involved shooting.
"We didn't think it was going to come this close to home," said Lane.