Police: We shot, killed gunman near N.C. campus

Police say they shot a gunman to death near the campus of North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C. on Sept. 23, 2013, after tracking him; here they're seen poised at scene with guns drwan WRAL-TV

DURHAM, N.C. Police say a gunman has been shot and killed near the campus of North Carolina Central University in Durham.

Durham police said they had tracked a suspect thought to be armed onto the campus late Monday, prompting officials to lock down the school about 10:15 p.m.

Police said the man was subsequently found in some woods around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

The university's police chief, Tim Bellamy, said the man challenged officers with a gun and they fired. The man's name has not been released.

Police say the gunman was not a student.

It wasn't clear why the man was being sought, reports CBS Raleigh, N.C. affiliate WRAL-TV.

The campus lockdown was lifted around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday.

The State Bureau of Investigation has taken charge of the case.

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