Suspect killed in North Carolina had stolen gun

CARY, N.C. (AP) – Police say a man shot to death by an officer in a suburban North Carolina neighborhood had a gun he had just stolen.

Cary spokeswoman Carrie Roman identified the man killed as 22-year-old Shaquian Johnson in a news release Monday.

Roman says a woman and her granddaughter called 911 around 2:30 a.m. Sunday after the younger woman saw Johnson creep into their Cary home.

Authorities say Johnson ran as officers arrived, but they caught him a few blocks away. Investigators have not said if Johnson tried to shoot at officers.

Police say Johnson broke into several cars nearby and took a gun.

Roman says 29-year-old officer A.J. Lopez fired his gun. He is off patrolling during the investigation.

Roman says officer Lopez is Hispanic and Johnson was black.

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