Officer shot a man in the emergency department of Duke University Hospital late Friday night

Officer shot a man in the emergency department of Duke University Hospital late Friday night

  • A Duke University police officer shot and killed a man in custody Friday night
  • The man was detained by Durham Police Department and was being treated for unknown reasons in the emergency department of Duke University Hospital.
  • A struggle broke out between the man and the Durham officer when the man took possession of the officer’s weapon
  • A Duke University police officer who responded to the scene shot the detainee
  • An investigation is being conducted by the State Police










A Duke University police officer shot and killed a man held in custody at Duke University Hospital late Friday night after a struggle broke out, officials confirmed.

The unidentified man was detained by Durham Police and treated in the hospital’s emergency department, officials said.

A struggle ensued when the detainee grabbed a Durham officer’s weapon, authorities said.

A Duke University police officer gunned down a man who was being held in custody and treated at University Hospital late Friday night

The man was shot after grabbing the gun of a Durham police officer during a struggle

The man was shot after grabbing the gun of a Durham police officer during a struggle

A Duke University police officer arrived on the scene and fatally shot the man, Duke officials said.

Hospital staff immediately began treating the man, but were unable to save him. Officials are informing his family, a hospital spokesperson said.

The Durham police officer was also treated for injuries after the shooting and has since been released from hospital, but officials have not made clear what his injuries are. No one else was physically injured.

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

Officials from the National Criminal Investigation Department were on site and started an investigation into the deadly altercation early Saturday morning.

Both officers were wearing body cams at the time of the shooting, but the images have not yet been released. Investigators also identified several witnesses.

Hospital operations continued throughout the night as planned, but have been reduced to allow for the investigation.

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