UPDATE: Raleigh Police Department Activity on N. Rogers Lane

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Donna-maria Harris | 919.996.1200 | donna-maria.harris@raleighnc.gov
Laura Hourigan | 919.996.1219 | laura.hourigan@raleighnc.gov

At approximately 6:40 p.m., Raleigh Police officers responded to a call of a man with a gun in the 1000 block of N. Rogers Lane. When officers arrived at the scene, they observed an individual who matched the description given by the 911 caller. This individual was later identified as Javier Torres (DOB 8/3/93). Mr. Torres ran upon the arrival of the responding officers and a foot chase ensued, during which police repeatedly ordered Mr. Torres to stop and drop the gun. During the chase, Mr. Torres was shot one time by a responding officer. He was transported to a nearby hospital by EMS. A handgun, as described by the 911 caller, was located at the scene of the shooting. No officers were injured during this incident.

The officer who discharged his firearm was wearing a body worn camera that was activated and captured the incident. Other officers who were present also had body worn cameras that were activated. The Raleigh Police Department will seek a petition to authorize release of the video of this incident. 

As is standard protocol, the NC State Bureau of Investigation will conduct an investigation of the officer-involved shooting. 

The information immediately below was distributed at 7:45 p.m.

Raleigh Police Department activity on N. Rogers Lane concerns an officer-involved shooting incident that occurred at approximately 6:45 p.m. Additional information concerning the incident will be made available as follow-up investigations progress.