Gunwoman shot dead by police after ‘indecent exposure’ call in Durham, officials say

DURHAM, NC (WNCN) – Durham Police say an officer was involved in a shooting Saturday afternoon following an “indecent exposure” call.

The initial call about the ‘indecent exposure’ took place just before 5.40pm along the 100 block of Allagosh Drive, according to a press release from Durham Police.

When police arrived, they found a woman who was armed with a weapon, according to the press release.

“During the incident, the woman was shot by a response officer and was transported to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries,” the press release read.

The Fraternal Order of Durham Police said the officer was not injured.

The shooting took place at the Lex at Brier Creek apartments along TW Alexander Drive in far southeast Durham near US 70.

“The Durham Police Department officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure in a shooting involving an officer,” the press release read.

On Saturday evening, there appeared to be clothing and furniture – such as chairs and a chest of drawers – strewn outside the apartment police were investigating.

Large areas around several apartments appeared to be surrounded by crime scene tape Saturday night. As of 7.30pm, at least four Durham police cars were still at the scene with half a dozen officers.

The incident is being investigated by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, which is standard procedure, police said.

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Police did not say whether anyone had been charged with indecent exposure. Police also did not say what type of weapon the woman had before she was shot.

No other information was available.

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