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Police officer shot and killed a man in the emergency department of Duke University Hospital late Friday night

Police officer shot and killed a man in the emergency department of Duke University Hospital late Friday night

  • Duke University police officer shot dead a man in custody on Friday night
  • The man was detained by Durham police and treated in the emergency department of Duke University Hospital for private reasons.
  • When the man picked up the officer’s weapon, a dispute arose between him and the Durham officer.
  • Duke University police officers shot detainees at the scene
  • The investigation is being conducted by the state investigation agency


Duke University police officials confirmed that they had killed a man detained at Duke University Hospital late Friday night after the struggle broke out.

Officials reported that the unidentified man had been detained at the Durham police station and was being treated in the hospital’s emergency department.

Authorities reported that the struggle continued when the detainees carried the guns of Durham police officers.

Duke University police officers deadly shot a man detained and treated at a university hospital late Friday night

The man was shot after grabbing a Durham police officer's gun in a struggle

The man was shot after grabbing a Durham police officer’s gun in a struggle

Duke University police officers responded to the scene and shot the man deadly, Duke officials said.

Hospital staff immediately began treating the man, but he could not be saved. Authorities have notified his family, according to a hospital spokesperson.

Police officer Durham was also treated for the injury after being released from the hospital after the shooting, but authorities did not reveal what kind of injury he suffered. No one else was physically injured.

Authorities have not confirmed how many times the man was shot, why he was detained late Friday night, or whether he was in the emergency department.

State investigation officials were at the scene to begin investigating a deadly quarrel early Saturday morning.

Both officers wore body cameras at the time of shooting, but the footage has not yet been released. Investigators have also identified several witnesses.

The hospital continued to operate as planned overnight, but was reduced to accommodate the investigation.

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Police officer shot and killed a man in the emergency department of Duke University Hospital late Friday night

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