DURHAM, N.C. -- A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting at a Durham shopping center. 

  • An officer-involved shooting happened at New Hope Commons.
  • Officials say the armed, suicidal man, Shaun Christy, had been driving near the shopping center.
  • When found by authorities, they say he displayed a handgun and they fired their weapons. 



It happened at the New Hope Commons shopping center in the 5400 block of New Hope Commons Drive. 

According to police, officers learned via the Orange County Sheriff's Office that the armed, suicidal man, 37-year-old Shaun Jeffery Christy, was driving a red truck near New Hope Commons.

Officers searched for Christy for about 90 minutes around the shopping center before they found him and approached him. They say he displayed a handgun and pointed at them, and the officers proceeded to fire their weapons.

CPR was performed on Christy at the scene. He died at a local hospital.

Two officers, Cpl. B.M. Glover and Officer G.F. Paschall, have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure in an officer-involved incident. Both officers are assigned to the Patrol Services Bureau.

The SBI and the DPD Professional Standards Division are investigating. 

Stay with Spectrum News for more details.

Cpl. B.M. Glover
Officer G.F. Paschall

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