Loaded sawed-off shotgun found at scene of fatal Roxboro police shooting

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ROXBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – A 45-year-old man was shot and killed by Roxboro police after a 911 caller reported a man carrying a weapon Friday morning.

A person called 911 just after 10:30 a.m. to report just after a masked person walking down Old Durham Road, Police Chief David Hess said.

The caller said the masked person was carrying something that resembled a shotgun.

Officers arrived at the scene near the Dollar General store located at 198 Weeks Drive.

Shots were fired “moments after,” Hess said.

David Brooks, Jr., 45, was killed in the shooting, Hess said.

A loaded sawed-off shotgun was found at the scene. Hess confirmed the weapon did not belong to the police department. He said sawed-off shotguns are illegal to possess in North Carolina.

Hess said he couldn’t confirm what commands were given to Brooks before shots were fired.

The State Bureau of Investigation has been contacted to conduct the investigation.

Hess said he could not release the names of involved officers as it was part of the investigation.

While Roxboro police cruisers are equipped with dashcams, officers do not have body cameras., Hess said.

The chief isn’t sure if the officers’ dash cameras captured any of the incident.

“This is a difficult day for our city. Please be patient as this process begins. We will release details as they become available to us,” Hess said.

CBS 17 will update this story as it develops.

(Tom Swift/CBS 17)

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