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Fayetteville man shot by officers, killed

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – A Fayetteville man has been shot and
killed, and the two police officers involved in the shooting are on
administrative leave.

Police say 26-year-old Roman Lee Drake was killed Tuesday

Police Sgt. Todd Joyce says officers were called around 2:15
a.m. after residents reported hearing gunshots during a party at a

Joyce said Drake returned to the home, then crashed his car into
a patrol car while trying to leave, and tried to run down an
officer. The officers ordered Drake to stop and then fired several

Joyce said Drake’s car veered off the road and stopped, Officers
found Drake dead inside the car with a handgun in his lap.

The State Bureau of Investigation, which investigates any fatal
officer-involved shooting, is looking into the incident.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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