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Authorities investigate officer-involved shooting in Durham

Posted February 27, 2010 4:04 p.m. EST
Updated February 27, 2010 10:08 p.m. EST

— Authorities on Saturday were investigating an officer-involved shooting on Rosaline Lane, near Juliette Drive in southern Durham.

Officers responded to the sound of gunshots at 1:41 p.m. along the 100 block of Rosaline Lane in the Belcrest subdivision. Upon arrival, officers confronted an unidentified man with a handgun, police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.

An officer fired and the man was hit by a bullet, Michael said.

Paramedics transported the man, whose name is not being released at this time, to Duke University Hospital for treatment. The extent of his injuries was not known.

The incident is being investigated by the police department's Professional Standards Unit and the State Bureau of Investigation, which is standard procedure in officer-involved shootings.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4440 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.