- Associated Press - Thursday, February 16, 2017

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina police have identified a man fatally shot by officers after they say he pulled a gun during an attempted arrest.

In a statement Thursday, police identified the man as 24-year-old Kenneth Lee Bailey Jr. of Durham.

Durham Police Chief C.J. Davis said three officers were attempting to arrest Bailey at a house on Wednesday. He says Bailey ran as the officers approached.

Davis said Bailey pulled a gun from his waistband and pointed it at the officers, who fired at him. The officers performed CPR, but Bailey was pronounced dead a short time later.

Each of the three officers involved has more than 10 years of experience. All are on administrative leave.



Bailey was black. A police spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to telephone and email messages asking for the officers’ races.

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