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North Carolina man dies of injuries after being shot by police officer

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Posted at 5:18 PM, Mar 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-07 17:18:32-05

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Authorities say a North Carolina man who was shot by police has died of his injuries.

Fayetteville police said in a statement Saturday that 73—year-old Gary Lee Tierney had died of injuries he received Wednesday.

Authorities say a Fayetteville police officer returned fire after Tierney fired a handgun several times at police officers outside his home.

Officials say the officers were responding to a report of a disturbance when they encountered Tierney.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave as North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation continues to investigate the shooting.