Published: September 24, 2013 Updated 1 hour ago
The Associated Press
DURHAM, N.C. — A gunman has been shot and killed near the campus of North Carolina Central University, campus police said Tuesday.
Durham police tracked a suspect thought to be armed onto the campus late Monday, prompting officials to lock down the school about 10:15 p.m. It was not immediately clear why Durham police had pursued the man.
He was found in some woods shortly southest of the campus before midnight. The man challenged three officers with a gun and they fired, campus Police Chief Timothy Bellamy said.
No other injuries were reported.
The man’s name has not been released. He was not a student, police said.
The lockdown was lifted shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday.
The officers have been placed on administrative leave while the State Bureau of Investigation reviews the shooting.
Classes in the School of Education were being relocated Tuesday.
A school spokeswoman did not immediately respond to messages early Tuesday.
University Chancellor Debra Saunders-White said in an email to students, faculty and staff that the school would hold a town hall meeting to discuss the incident late Tuesday morning in the Farrison-Newton Communications auditorium.
North Carolina Central is part of the University of North Carolina system with an enrollment of more than 8,000 students. The historically black school opened in 1910.