Raleigh cops fatally shoot man who threw Molotov cocktails at precinct

Raleigh cops fatally shoot man who threw Molotov cocktails at precinct

Cops in Raleigh, North Carolina, shot and killed a person who was throwing Molotov cocktails outdoors the police station Saturday, authorities mentioned.

The incident began round 1:20 p.m. when the unidentified suspect started lighting automobiles on hearth within the police parking zone with the incendiary weapons, officers mentioned at a press convention.

“Instructions got to this particular person to cease his actions,” Raleigh Police Chief Estella Patterson mentioned.

“The person continued to throw a number of Molotov cocktails within the parking zone and finally in direction of our officers who had been there.”

A burned-out police automobile is able to be towed outdoors the stationhouse in Southeast Raleigh after a suspect threw Molotov cocktails. Ethan Hyman/The Information & Observer by way of AP

4 cops then opened hearth on the person, taking pictures him “a number of instances,” in keeping with Patterson.

Officers moved the suspect away from two burning automobiles and tried to resuscitate him to no avail, police mentioned.

Footage from the officer’s bodycams could be launched pending a court docket order, the chief mentioned.

Raleigh Police Chief Estella Patterson mentioned the suspect stored throwing “a number of Molotov cocktails” after cops confronted him.Raleigh Police Division / Fb

The FBI was investigating the incident together with inner affairs, in keeping with police.

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