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Wilson police officer involved in shooting

Posted August 15, 2013
Updated August 16, 2013

— 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." Wilson police officer involved in shooting 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.


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  • johnny2times Aug 16, 2013

    Crime is a block away....it can happen anywhere people..

  • B Real Aug 16, 2013

    Serious question, has there EVER been a shooting with an LEO that wasnt "justified" in say the last 50 years? I know there was the guy was was shot through the door by police but I dont think there was any thing that happened with that? And can anyone find and look at the investigative records of these shootings?

  • 426X3 Aug 16, 2013

    LEO's doing their job.

  • Ven Aug 16, 2013

    I find the lack of transparency reported in this shooting to be...strange?

  • LastSon1981 Aug 16, 2013

    Your comments siding with the "perp" amaze me.


    And I'm sure all the people making those comments are the same people who say things like "Law Enforcement doesn't pay enough." When asked why don't become a cop. Personally I'm glad the cop made the neighborhood safe again. By the way wait until Mike Hawk reads this and starts to comment.

  • #7 Aug 16, 2013

    Your comments siding with the "perp" amaze me.

  • seven74215 Aug 16, 2013

    This is about as simple as it gets as has already been mentioned. Don't pull a knife or anyother type weapon on a police officer. As also has been mentioned if the officer is approaching and you have a weapon in hand, either put it down or put your hands in the air (slowly) and wait for the officer to tell you to put it down. If not, well then natural selection will take place!

  • this is fdup Aug 15, 2013

    It is pretty simple do not pull a weapon on a police officer duh! or if you have one out put it down when the officer confronts you.Glad the officer is OK

  • 4DukeTillDeath Aug 15, 2013

    I'm a firm believer that if you are not smart enough to drop the gun or knife when the cops say so, then just maybe you deserve what comes next.

  • bigdee015 Aug 15, 2013


    This is all about the perps? Maybe one will kick your door down in the middle of the night, if so just reason with him.