Duke Police identify man involved in Saturday morning incident

March 17, 2010Duke University Police Chief John Dailey issued the following statement regarding the shooting that occurred early Saturday morning, March 13:

We have identified the man who died Saturday in the incident. He is Aaron Lorenzo Dorsey of Durham, whose date of birth is Aug. 29, 1984.

The separate investigations by Duke Police and the State Bureau of Investigation are continuing. In the meantime, I am able to provide this general information about the incident:

At approximately 1:09 a.m. March 13, two Duke Police officers, Larry Carter and Jeffrey Liberto, responded to a report of a suspicious person in front of Duke Hospital. The individual, now identified as Mr. Dorsey, attacked the officers and tried to gain control of one officer’s firearm. After other options failed to stop the individual, the other officer discharged his firearm one time, fatally wounding Mr. Dorsey.

Since the investigations are ongoing, we are constrained from providing additional information at this time.