WAKE FOREST, N.C. — Authorities in Wake Forest said Thursday that an 18-year-old man was killed during an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night.
The incident started around 8:30 p.m. when Raleigh police requested assistance from Wake Forest police after receiving a call about a stolen firearm and a suspect allegedly discharging the weapon.
Initial information led officers to the 300 block of Stone Monument Drive. When officers arrived, they encountered 18-year-old David William Johnson of Wake Forest who immediately fled the scene in a vehicle. Witnesses told officers Johnson was armed with a gun.
The officers then followed Johnson, who ended up crashing his car. He reportedly exited the vehicle armed with a handgun and was fatally shot after officers told him repeatedly to drop the weapon.
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