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SBI to Probe Officer-Involved Shooting

A Durham police spokeswoman said the Wednesday-afternoon shooting happened after a suicidal man pointed a gun at officers.

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DURHAM, N.C. — The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer-involved shooting in Durham.

Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said officers received a call at 2:58 p.m. Wednesday about a suicidal man, identified Thursday as Richard Tandy, 46.

Officers arrived at 1306 W. Chapel Hill St. to find the man with a shotgun placed under his chin. He refused to drop the gun and locked himself inside the residence.

Police called the department's Hostage Negotiation Team and Selective Enforcement Team to the scene. About 45 minutes after the call, Master Officer R.A. Godley shot the man.

According to a preliminary investigation, Michael said, the man came out of the residence at about 3:40 p.m. and pointed a gun at officers.

Godley, a member of the Selective Enforcement Team, fired one shot, striking the man in the chest. The man was taken to Duke University Hospital, where he underwent surgery and was listed in stable condition.

An SBI investigation is a standard procedure for officer-involved shootings.