CARY, N.C. – The Latest on a burglary suspect shot to death by police officers in North Carolina (all times local):
A police chief says the officer who shot and killed a burglary suspect in North Carolina told investigators he thought the man fired a gun.
Cary Police Chief Tony Godwin said at a news conference Monday that the officer heard a gunshot and saw a muzzle flash before he fired at 22-year-old Shaquian Johnson. The chief says a gun stolen hours earlier was found near the shooting scene.
Authorities say officers were looking for Johnson after he ran from a home where a woman and her granddaughter called 911 around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and reported a break in.
Godwin says 29-year-old officer A.J. Lopez spotted Johnson about three hours later. The chief says there is no body camera footage of Lopez shooting the suspect.
Lopez is off patrol during the investigation into the shooting.
Police say a man shot to death by an officer in a suburban North Carolina neighborhood had a gun he had just stolen.
Cary spokeswoman Carrie Roman identified the man killed as 22-year-old Shaquian Johnson in a news release Monday.
Roman says a woman and her granddaughter called 911 around 2:30 a.m. Sunday after the younger woman saw Johnson creep into their Cary home.
Authorities say Johnson ran as officers arrived, but they caught him a few blocks away. Investigators have not said if Johnson tried to shoot at officers.
Police say Johnson broke into several cars nearby and took a gun.
Roman says 29-year-old officer A.J. Lopez fired his gun. He is off patrolling during the investigation.
Roman says officer Lopez is Hispanic and Johnson was black.