Raleigh police have released few details about a shooting late Monday morning that left one man dead and a police officer wounded.
The shooting took place outside a house at 311 Donald Ross Drive after police responded to a 911 call made from a block away about a man with a gun who was reportedly trespassing. An officer located the man in the street and gave chase on foot before he was joined by a second officer, according to police.
The Raleigh Police Department identified the man who was killed as Jaqwan Julius Terry, 24, of Raleigh, and the officers involved as B.S. Beausoleil and B.F. Burleson. The wounded officer, Burleson, was taken to WakeMed hospital for treatment of what was reported to be a nonlife-threatening leg wound.
Raleigh police says they reported the “officer-involved shooting” to the State Bureau of Investigation, which will investigate and submit its findings to the Wake County District Attorney.
The Raleigh Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit will conduct an administrative investigation that will focus on whether the officers followed department policies. The department also will provide a written report about the shooting to the city manager within five business days.
The shooting took place near the entrance of Raleigh Country Club, and police closed off much of Donald Ross Drive between New Bern Avenue and Poole Road most of the day.
Police were dispatched to the area after a woman called 911 at 11:36 a.m. to report a man with a gun at 241 Donald Ross Drive.
“There’s a man with a gun outside,” said the woman on a recording of the call released Monday afternoon. “And he’s trespassing, because he’s not supposed to be here.”
When the dispatcher asked what the man looked like, the woman said he was a black man with a light complexion who wore a white T-shirt, jeans and blue sneakers. She said he was carrying a gun, then she became impatient with the dispatcher and hung up.
Ronnie Short, the maintenance supervisor at Wake Assisted Living on Kidd Road, just off Donald Ross Drive, said he was behind his building to get some supplies from a storage shed when he heard four or five gunshots from about 100 feet away. Short said he looked over, across four back yards, toward the house at 311 Donald Ross Drive where he saw three police officers with their guns drawn, pointing at someone or something he couldn’t see.
After the gunshots, the officers started yelling, “Drop your weapon,” he said.
Short said it appeared the shooting took place in the yard at 311 Donald Ross Drive, next to the house.
The follow-up reports that an officer had been shot brought a large number of police, whose cars lined Donald Ross Drive most of the afternoon. Diana Powell, an anti-gang activist and director of Justice Served NC, arrived at the scene after hearing sirens from her home nearby.
“I'm used to hearing sirens,” Powell said, “but they just kept coming.”
At about 1:45 p.m., several uniformed officers and at least two detectives visited a duplex apartment on nearby Warren Avenue. Two officers went to the front door of the duplex, while the rest went around back. No one answered the door. It’s not clear if or how the duplex might be connected to the shooting.
Staff writer Paul A. Specht contributed to this report.