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Police: College student shot, killed by security officer

September 24, 2018

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Police say a North Carolina college student was shot and killed by a security officer who said the shooting was in self-defense.

Durham police said in a news release Monday its officers were sent to the apartment complex on Sept. 18 in response to a report of a gunshot wound. When officers arrived, they found a man with an apparent gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.

On Monday, police identified the victim as 23-year-old DeAndre Ballard, a New Bern native and student at North Carolina Central University.

News outlets report the security guard who shot Ballard works for the NC Detective Agency, which says it stands by his actions.

Durham police are conducting what they call a death investigation. No charges have been filed.

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