Report reveals new details in Raleigh officer-involved shooting of armed man running with pizza box

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Raleigh Police have released the five-day report of an officer-involved shooting that sparked protests last week.

The report contained new details about the case where a police officer shot a 26-year-old armed man March 10 as he ran from another police officer.

Officer J.E. Byrd shot Javier Torres as he ran onto a footpath from Rogers Farm Drive into the Kingsborough Estates Mobile Home Community.

Torres was running away from Officer J. Posthumus when he veered onto the footpath and directly at Byrd, who was waiting and fired when he saw the gun in Torres' right hand.

According to the report, the gun recovered from Torres was a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun with an extended magazine and an obliterated serial number.

Torres was struck in the abdomen and officers rendered aid until EMS arrived. Torres was taken to WakeMed and is recovering.

Bodycam and dashcam videos captured the incident.

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Raleigh Police also said in the report that: "It should be noted that a false narrative quickly began to spread on social media based on misinformation at the scene of the incident. The only officer involved shooting that occurred on March 10, 2020 is described above. The Police Department has made every effort to be as transparent as possible about this incident from the very beginning. This includes releasing all relevant radio traffic and 911 calls as well as the dash and body camera footage of the incident."

Officer Byrd is on administrative duty pending the completion of the criminal and administrative investigations.

Torres has been charged with altering/removing a gun serial number, going armed to the terror of the public, and resist, delay, and obstruct.

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