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Durham police release names in officer-involved shooting

Posted April 19, 2010 10:16 a.m. EDT

— Durham police on Monday released the names of the police officer and the man the officer shot and killed Saturday.

Officer G.M. Munter was dispatched to an overdose/suicide threats call at 4:37 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of East Geer Street. Officers confronted Joseph Cameron Pence, 44, who lived at the house.

Munter then shot and killed Pence, police said. Munter joined the Durham Police Department in August 2004 and is assigned to the Operations Bureau.

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.

No additional information was provided.