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Man in gunfight with Wilson police found dead

Posted August 2, 2012 9:00 p.m. EDT

— A Wilson man who fired at police officers responding to a domestic disturbance early Wednesday was found dead a short time later, police said.

Officers investigating the domestic disturbance spotted the suspect's vehicle on the side of London Church Road and started searching the area. Police said the man, who they identified as Julius Tyrone Lucas, 29, fired at officers and then ran away when an officer fired back.

Shortly after, police said, they heard a single gunshot and found Lucas dead behind a warehouse at 1719 London Church Road. No officers were injured.

The State Bureau of Investigation is reviewing the shooting, which is standard procedure.