Autopsy: Man killed by Durham police was shot in back
DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — An autopsy report obtained by CBS North Carolina shows a man fatally shot by Durham police on Feb. 15 suffered gunshot wounds to his back and right leg.
Kenneth Lee Bailey Jr., 24, was shot and killed around 2:15 p.m. when three Durham police officers attempted to arrest him on Glenbrook Drive.
The officers, who were wearing tactical vests with “POLICE” on the front and back, knocked on the home’s front door. A five-day report released in February by the police department stated that four people were in that residence, including Bailey.
CLICK TO ENLARGE IMAGE AND FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM THE SCENEThe report says Bailey ran from the home from a side door and across the street.
One of the officers told 911 dispatchers they were in a foot chase. Around 20 seconds later, an officer radioed “I’ve got shots fired. I’ve got a man down” and requested EMS.