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Raleigh Police Release Report On Deadly Shooting

Posted November 10, 2004 10:58 a.m. EST

— Raleigh police just released a report involving an officer who shot and killed a suspect.

On Nov. 2, two officers went to an apartment to serve Navon Ligon with a warrant.

The officers said Ligon had a knife and refused to put it down. According to the report, when Ligon lunged at one of the officer, Sgt. Craig Haines, shot him. Ligon died in the shooting.

There were two witnesses who heard the officers order Ligon to drop the knife. Neither witness saw the suspect's knife in his hand or the officers' weapons, but both witnesses saw the knife kicked away from the suspect after the shooting.

A third witness observed the knife in Ligon's possession prior to the officers' arrival. That witness heard the officers give commands to drop the weapon and saw the knife in Ligon's hand prior to the shooting.

Haines is on administrative duty, which is standard procedure.