The Latest: NAACP holds news conference on Raleigh shooting

The Latest on the shooting of a suspect by a Raleigh police officer (all times local):

8:40 a.m.

The North Carolina NAACP plans to hold a news conference Tuesday morning on the shooting of a man by a Raleigh police officer.

The civil rights group says the news conference will occur at the site where the man was shot shortly after noon Monday.

The man's name hasn't been officially released by authorities. Police have said he was wanted on drug charges.

The officer was Senior Officer D.C. Twiddy, who's been with the department since 2009. Twiddy is on administrative leave while the State Bureau of Investigation and the Raleigh Police Department investigates the shooting.


4:20 a.m.

A neighborhood in Raleigh, North Carolina, is awaiting answers about what led an officer to fatally shoot a man wanted on a drug charge as authorities continue investigating.

Eyewitnesses have offered descriptions of what happened to the man after an officer chased him into a backyard, and one woman said she ran down a side street after hearing gunshots.

Police spokesman Jim Sughrue says Senior Officer D.C. Twiddy was the officer involved in the shooting. He says the 29-year-old Twiddy has been placed on administrative leave, in accordance with department policy, while the State Bureau of Investigation looks into the matter.

Sughrue says the identity of the victim could be released Tuesday.___

Associated Press writers Emery P. Dalesio, Allen G. Breed and Martha Waggoner contributed to this report.