Police fired rounds of tear gas before storming the door to the Holloway Street home.
Sterling Maye, who was inside the house, was wanted on several charges, including attempted murder. When officers finally went inside the home, they found Maye had killed himself.
Neighbors in the area said the scene sounded like a war zone.
Durham police argue they did what they had to, to protect the community. The department review process is standard for all large-scale operations.
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