Armed man shot by officer, killed in Moore County town, police say

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Bobby Christopher Minor. (Courtesy of family)

ROBBINS, N.C. (WNCN) — Authorities said an armed man was killed Monday night when he was shot by an officer in a Moore County town.

Officials said that the incident happened in the town of Robbins just after 8 p.m. near Robbins Mini Storage in the 200-block of Salisbury Street.

Someone called 911 about the man, later identified by family as 35-year-old Bobby Christopher Minor, who ended up being shot. Police confirmed the identity Tuesday afternoon.

A press release from Robbins Police Chief Lawson Thomas said that officers received reports that the suspect “was brandishing the firearm and firing shots within the Town of Robbins.”

Thomas said that officers located the suspect near downtown and “made numerous attempts to disarm” him, “however, the suspect refused to cooperate with officers” and would not put down his gun.

Minor fled from officers and was later found by a police officer at Robbins Mini Storage and “the officer fired their duty weapon at the suspect and the suspect was struck by gunfire,” Thomas said.

Minor was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave, per department policy. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the incident.

Agencies that responded to the officer-involved shooting included the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, Foxfire Police Department, Robbins Fire/Rescue, Vass Police Department, Moore County Emergency Services, and the North Carolina State Medical Examiner’s Office.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is also conducting an investigation.

Police did not say if there is any video of the incident or if the officer who shot Minor is on administrative leave.

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