Teen shoots himself while being chased by Durham police

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Man shoots himself in Durham while police chase him (WTVD)

The Durham Police Department says a teen managed to shoot himself while being chased by officers Saturday afternoon.

It happened just after 2 p.m. in an area between Ashe Street and Owen Street.

DPD officers were sent to a report of a suspicious person with a weapon in the 2600 block of Owen Street.

When they got there, they said 17-year-old Lafabian Holmes ran. While they chased him, he reached in his waistband and a gunshot was heard.

The teen suffered a gunshot wound to his torso. He was taken to a local hospital where his wound was described as non-life-threatening.

The Durham Police Department said no officer fired a weapon.

When he's released from the hospital, police said Holmes will be charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a handgun by a minor, resisting arrest, and discharging a firearm in the city limits.


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