Report: Campus police shoot, kill armed man near NCCU

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DURHAM, N.C. — Campus police fatally shot a man near North Carolina Central University overnight after the man “challenged them with a gun,”according to WRAL.

WRAL reports Durham police tracked a suspect who was believed to be armed near the campus Monday night, prompting a lockdown at the university around 10:15 p.m.  

The suspect was found shortly before midnight in a wooded area near Cecil and Lincoln streets near the southeast part of campus, where the suspect “challenged authorities with a gun,” according to WRAL.

NCCU Police Chief Tim Bellamy tells WRAL that campus police officers shot the suspect.

The lockdown was lifted around 1:15 a.m., according to an alert posted on

The gunman was not a student at the university, WRAL reports. It was not clear what he was sought in connection with.

The N.C. SBI is investigating the incident.

NCCU President Dr. Debra Saunders-White is expected to address the incident on campus at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday.


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