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Raleigh Officer Shot By Another Officer

RALEIGH, NC – (UPDATE) The preliminary investigation into the Nov. 30 officer-involved shooting incident at 1230 University Court reveals that Officer C.N. Chandler was struck by a round fired by another Raleigh police officer. The ongoing investigation also indicates that the suspect in the case, Chijioke Kennedy Madueke, 28, was armed with a knife during the encounter.

The Raleigh Police Department personnel involved in the Nov. 30 officer-involved shooting incident are:

  • Officer C.N. Chandler, who began with the Raleigh Police Department on Oct. 28, 2013;
  • Officer R.D. VanHouten, who began with the Raleigh Police Department on Nov. 1, 2010;
  • Officer T.A. Duford, who began with the Raleigh Police Department on Nov. 7, 2011;

All of the involved officers are assigned to the Field Operations Division in the Southwest District and have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure in an officer-related shooting.

Officer Chandler was treated and released from Wake-Med.  Mr. Madueke is still being treated at Wake-Med.

The radio traffic related to the call is available at the link below. Additionally, the 9-1-1 call from the incident is also available below:






(Reported Dec. 1) On Wednesday Nov. 30th at 2:42 p.m., the Raleigh Police Department (RPD) responded to a residential break-in at 1230 University Court, Apartment 202. One of the officers and the suspect sustained injuries as a result of gunshots and were taken to Wake-Med.

Raleigh Police officers and agents from the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) are at the scene.

In keeping with departmental policy, the SBI was notified and promptly responded to conduct the criminal investigation concerning the officer-involved shooting. The SBI will submit its findings directly to the Wake County District Attorney.

At approximately 7:33 pm, the Raleigh Police Department reported that the officer was being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries at Wake-Med. The suspect, also at Wake-Med, is in critical but stable condition.

The RPD’s Internal Affairs Unit will conduct an administrative investigation that will focus on departmental policy compliance.

Additional information about the incident will be provided as promptly as possible, and a written report outlining the RPD’s initial findings will be provided to the city manager within five business days. This report will be made available to the public.

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