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SBI: Possible bullet hole found near fatal Raleigh police shooting not related to Akiel Denkins incident

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Officials say a possible bullet hole is not related to the death of Akiel Denkins (WTVD)

The Wake County District Attorney released a statement Saturday that a possible bullet hole found near the scene of a fatal police-involved shooting was not related to the shooting death of Akiel Denkins.

On Friday, attorneys for the family of Akiel Denkins revealed they had uncovered possible new evidence in the case. Investigators with the State Bureau of Investigation and the City Council Bureau of Investigation were called to determine the origin of a possible bullet hole near the scene of the fatal shooting.

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Investigators determined the bullet hole was not related to Denkins' shooting death.

"After examination, investigators concluded the evidence tended to show the hole was not related to this incident. Complete documentation of this analysis including photographs and interviews with the residents of the home will be included and forwarded to our office as part of the full investigation," Wake County D.A. Lorrin Freeman said in a statement.

Read her full statement below:

"Based on information provided by attorneys for Mr. Akiel Denkins' family, investigators with the State Bureau of Investigation and the City County Bureau of Investigation responded to the scene of the fatal police shooting of Mr. Denkins to investigate what had been identified by an independent investigator to be a possible bullet hole. After examination, investigators concluded the evidence tended to show the hole was not related to this incident. Complete documentation of this analysis including photographs and interviews with the residents of the home will be included and forwarded to our office as part of the full investigation. As with this reported potential evidence, we will continue to review any leads provided to us in an effort to reach a complete and truthful understanding of what happened in leading to the tragic death of Mr. Denkins. We appreciate the public's continued patience as we work through this process."
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