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SBI, Internal Affairs Conducting Investigations After Deadly Raleigh Shooting

Posted August 29, 2005 8:00 a.m. EDT

— Two separate investigations are under way in connection with a deadly weekend shooting involving a Raleigh police officer.

Raleigh police said Michelle Peele was working off-duty as a security guard at the La Rosa Linda's restaurant on

New Bern Avenue

Sunday morning when she spotted a person stealing her personal car at about 1 a.m.

Peele confronted the suspect and fired one shot, which hit the man, police said. Police have identified the man as 42-year-old Nyles Arrington.

Police said Arrington then drove Peele's vehicle across New Bern Avenue, struck a parked vehicle, drove back across New Bern Avenue and stopped in the median.

Arrington was transported to WakeMed, where he was pronounced dead.

WRAL asked a spokesman with the Raleigh Police Department if the suspect was armed. The spokesman said the SBI, in accordance with department policy, is conducting an investigation into the incident.

The department's Internal Affairs Unit also will conduct an investigation. Police will submit a report about the shooting to the city manager within five days.

Peele, who has been with the department since June 1999, has been placed on administrative duties, which is customary in cases such as this, police said. So far, no charges have been filed.