The State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) is investigating after a Raleigh officer shot an armed man near an apartment complex on Sunday morning, officials say.
It happened in the 5200 block of Falls of Neuse Road.
Officials said the Raleigh Fire Department responded to a medical call around 9 a.m.
When they got there, a man began verbally threatening the firefighters, according to officials.
Officials said the man went up to the first police officer on the scene with a gun.
The officer took cover behind a patrol vehicle and ordered the man to drop the gun. Police said the man did not comply with the command so the officer fired one shot and hit him.
He was then taken to WakeMed. His condition and name are unknown.
“It’s kind of unnerving,” said one woman who lives near the scene. “But it gets closer to home every day. It’s just, you know, right around the house. We’re just concerned, all the neighbors are concerned. Everybody wonders what’s going on when you see something like that and hear all the sirens.”
SBI will investigate the shooting and report its findings to the District Attorney.