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Officer shoots and kills man suspected of trying to break into a home, NC police say

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When police responded to a call about a break-in, they found the suspect walking from a house in Greenville, officials say. The man fought with police in the street, and an officer shot and killed him, the department said Tuesday.

Police say residents inside a home in the Eastern North Carolina town called 911 at about 4 a.m. Tuesday about someone breaking into their home. They hid until police could get there, according to a press release from the Greenville Police Department.

Police say they found suspect on the street, and he “ignored the officers’ commands” and fought with officers.

A police officer shot the man, who died at the scene, according to the department.

The officer had “multiple injuries” from the fight and was taken to a hospital for treatment, according to police. The injuries were not life-threatening, the department said.

The State Bureau of Investigations is investigating the incident, standard procedure when an officer shoots someone.

Police say they are not looking for any other suspects in the attempted break-in.

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Charles Duncan covers what’s happening right now across North and South Carolina, from breaking news to fun or interesting stories from across the region. He holds degrees from N.C. State University and Duke and lives two blocks from the ocean in Myrtle Beach.
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