DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Durham police said an officer was involved in a shooting Saturday afternoon following an “indecent exposure” call.
The initial call about the “indecent exposure” happened just before 5:40 p.m. along the 100 block of Allagosh Drive, according to a news release from Durham police.
When police arrived they found a woman who was armed with a weapon, the news release said.
“During the incident, the female was shot by a responding officer and was transported to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries,” the news release said.
The Durham Fraternal Order of Police said the officer was not wounded.
The shooting happened at the Lex at Brier Creek apartments along T.W. Alexander Drive in far southeast Durham near U.S. 70.
“The Durham Police Department officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave with pay, which is standard procedure in an officer-involved shooting,” the news release said.
Saturday night there appeared to be clothing and furniture — such as chairs and a dresser — strewn out in front of the apartment unit that police were investigating.
Large areas around several apartments appeared to be surrounded by crime scene tape Saturday evening. By 7:30 p.m., at least four Durham police cars were still at the scene along with a half-dozen officers.
The incident is being investigated by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, which is standard procedure, police said.
Police did not say if anyone was charged with indecent exposure. Police also did not say what kind of weapon the woman had before she was shot.
No other information was available.