RALEIGH — A man cooperating with Raleigh police on an investigation Thursday shot himself in the head behind a North Raleigh home, police said.
The unnamed man wasnt in custody, but had agreed to go with officers to a home at 4716 Parr Vista Court about 7 p.m. as part of the investigation, according to Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue.
He also had agreed to agreed to voluntarily accompany officers to the departments Detective Division offices on Atlantic Avenue in conjunction with the on-going investigation.
After they got to the house, though, the man grabbed a personal handgun. An officer fired a TASER in an effort to stop the suicide attempt, but the man was able to fire.
He was taken to WakeMed with injuries that at first seemed not to be life-threatening. His condition has worsened, though, according to a police news release.
Investigations of the underlying case and the attempted suicide are continuing, said the release.