Serial Felon Pulls Gun On Warrant Team With Predictable Results

By Bob Owens

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Residents of a low-income neighborhood in Durham (NC) are irate this morning after three officers attempting to arrest a convicted felon shot him after the criminal pulled a stolen gun on them.

A man wanted on several outstanding warrants was killed Wednesday afternoon in a shooting involving three Durham police officers, authorities said.

The shooting occurred in the 2500 block of Glenbrook Drive at about 2:20 p.m. as the members of the Selective Enforcement Team were trying to serve an order for arrest, Police Chief C.J. Davis said. Durham police started using police body cameras in December, but the officers involved in Wednesday’s shootings were not wearing body cameras.

Police haven’t released the man’s name, but a relative at the scene of the shooting identified him as 24-year-old Kenneth Lee Bailey Jr.

Bailey was charged last summer with robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony conspiracy and possession of a firearm by a felon, and court records show an order for his arrest on the first two charges was issued Wednesday. Davis said the man had violated his pre-trial release conditions.

The man ran from police, and during a foot chase, he pulled a gun from his waistband and pointed it at the officers, who then fired at him, Davis said.

Witnesses said they heard several shots fired and said a school bus was pulling into the neighborhood off East Club Boulevard at the time of the shooting.

Davis said a gun, which had been reported stolen in December, was found next to the man’s body.

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Bailey was wanted on a warrant for violating the terms of his 2016 release on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony conspiracy. He was also facing indictment for being a felon in possession of a weapon, and had a history involving arrests for drugs and Click to see the original article      


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