More details emerge in last week's officer-involved shooting

Local authorities have provided more specifics in the officer-involved shooting that left a suspect who attempted to elude police last week dead. James Joseph James was killed after displaying a knife towards Alamance County Sheriff's Deputy W. Reyes. Deputy Reyes discharged his weapon striking Mr. James to stop the threat. As Mr. James was lunging towards the Deputy, Mebane Police Officer K. Kimery discharged his weapon also striking Mr. James to stop the threat. Mr. James was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Wednesday May 6, at approximately 11:50 p.m., the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office and the Mebane Police Department were involved in a multi-agency vehicle pursuit which originated in Orange County by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect was reported as armed and had made threats against Law Enforcement.

The pursuit ended at approximately 12:00 a.m. at the intersection of W. Harden St. and N. Maple St. in Graham, NC by an Alamance County Sheriff’s Deputy utilizing the Pursuit Immobilization Maneuver (PIT).

The suspect, James Joseph James, immediately exited the vehicle displaying a knife, lunging towards Alamance County Sheriff’s Deputy W. Reyes.

Deputy Reyes discharged his weapon striking Mr. James to stop the threat.

As Mr. James was lunging towards the Deputy, Mebane Police Officer K. Kimery discharged his weapon also striking Mr. James to stop the threat.

Mr. James was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deceased:           James Joseph James       W/M

                                Oak Island, N.C.