Investigation begins after Raleigh police identify man killed in officer-involved shooting
Posted January 30, 2020 3:47 p.m. EST
Updated January 30, 2020 10:21 p.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh police said Thursday evening that a man was killed in an officer-involved shooting on Pleasant Valley Road near Glenwood Avenue.
Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown said in a press conference that a criminal investigation and an administrative review will be conducted. The officer involved in the shooting, who was not named, was placed on administrative duty, which is standard procedure.
Deck-Brown said the officer shot and killed Keith Dutree Collins. The incident happened around 3 p.m. in the 3800 block of Pleasant Valley Road after Raleigh police received a 911 call about a man who had a gun and was acting strange.
Deck-Brown said the officer arrived at the scene, identified the man and tried to approach him. Collins ran and showed a weapon.
“During the pursuit, the individual produced a weapon," Deck-Brown said. "The officer discharged his handgun, and the individual was struck multiple times. He was transported to the hospital by EMS, where he later died of his injuries."
Collins' weapon was found at the scene. Deck-Brown said the officer was wearing a body camera.
"We will be filing a petition for the release of the body camera footage of this event," Deck-Brown said.
Raleigh police released the 911 call Thursday night, officials said. Deck-Brown said that the Wake County district attorney and the State Bureau of Investigation were also notified and that the SBI is investigating.
“Situations like this are always difficult for all of us. They’re difficult for the officer, they’re difficult for the families, and as I stand here as chief, you know it’s difficult for me, as part of the community," Deck-Brown said.
Barbara Humphrey, who lives near the scene of the shooting, told WRAL News earlier Thursday she heard the sounds of shots being fired.
"All of the sudden, it was just a barrage of gunshots," she said.
She and her brother looked out the window to see officers with guns drawn.
"The thing I was worried about was a stray bullet," she said.