The Latest: Lawyer: Report lacking on fatal police shooting
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DURHAM, N.C. — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a man at a North Carolina public housing complex (all times local):
A lawyer representing the siblings of a man fatally shot by police at a North Carolina public housing complex says a preliminary police report leaves important questions unanswered.
Attorney David Hall said Wednesday that the report is far from the last word on what led to last week's fatal shooting of 34-year-old Frank Clark of Durham.
The police report describes officers hearing a gunshot before one fired his weapon. Hall says the description of a gun that may have discharged isn't definitive, and leaves the possibility that another officer fired first before police shot Clark.
The report says officers found a loaded 9 mm handgun next to Clark that was reported stolen in January.
Police say Clark and the three officers involved in his shooting are African-American.
A police report says three North Carolina officers involved in last week's fatal shooting of a 34-year-old man heard a gunshot before one fired his weapon.
According to a preliminary report released late Tuesday, Frank Clark of Durham reached for his waistband while being questioned Nov. 22 at a public housing complex. Officer M.D. Southerland fell to the ground, and officer C.S. Barkley shot Clark.
Clark died at the scene. Southerland was treated and released from a hospital for a leg injury.
A woman who identified herself as Clark's sister has said he didn't have a gun when he was shot.
The report says officers found a loaded 9mm handgun next to Clark that was reported stolen in January.
A police spokeswoman has said Clark and all three officers are African-American.