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Police ID man killed by NCCU officers

Posted September 25, 2013 1:14 p.m. EDT
Updated September 26, 2013 12:08 p.m. EDT

— Police on Wednesday identified the man who was killed late Monday after twice exchanging gunfire with campus police at North Carolina Central University.

Tracy Daquan Bost, of Charlotte, fired a shotgun at officers who confronted him because he matched the description of a suspected robber that Durham police were searching for, N.C. Central Police Chief Tim Bellamy said.

Campus police returned fire, and Bost ran into some woods near the School of Education, Bellamy said. He exchanged gunfire with officers again a short time later and was killed.

The incident prompted university officials to lock down the campus for about three hours.

Bost, who officials said wasn't a student at N.C. Central, was released from the Durham County jail on Sunday after spending more than four months there for a probation violation, according to the Durham County Sheriff's Office.

Before that, he was paroled in May after serving more than a year in prison on fraud and forgery charges. His criminal record dates to 2008 and includes convictions on various breaking and entering, larceny and assault charges, according to state Department of Public Safety records.

Three campus officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave while the shooting is reviewed by the State Bureau of Investigation. That is standard procedure for any officer-involved shooting.