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North Carolina police shoot man in response to “uptick” in crime in black neighborhood

  • A man was killed by police in Durham, North Carolina, Tuesday afternoon.
  • During a press conference, Chief CJ Davis the shooting occurred around 12:30 p.m. local time. 
  • “During a conversation [with officers], the man made a sudden movement toward his waistband and a struggle ensued,” Davis said. “During the struggle the officers heard a gunshot. In response, an officer fired his weapon.”
  • A firearm not belonging to Durham police was found next to the victim’s body, Davis said.
  • The officers were patrolling a housing development in the McDougald Terrace neighborhood due to an uptick in robberies and violent crime.
  • Davis told reporters at the news conference that there is no body camera or dashboard camera footage of the shooting.
  • The shooting is being investigated by state officials and the officers have been placed on administrative leave, the chief said.
  • This is a developing story.

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North Carolina Central University opened its art exhibit, “Embracing Diverse Voices: Ninety Years of African-American Art” to highlight the contributions of African-American artists both famous and lesser known.

The exhibit opened Oct. 15 and closes Dec. 9. Overseeing the exhibit is NCCU Art Director Kenneth Rodgers, who has held his position for more than 20 years.