SBI Investigates Officer-Involved Shooting


RALEIGH -- The State Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation into the shooting death of 31-year-old Willard Eugene Scott, Jr. in Durham on Sunday.

The State Highway Patrol requested the investigation after a trooper allegedly fired his weapon at Scott following a pursuit. Preliminary reports show that a black handgun was found on the scene that did not belong to the State Highway Patrol.

The trooper involved in the 1 a.m. pursuit is Trooper Jerimy Daniel Mathis.

Any witnesses to the incident should contact SBI at (919) 779-8188 during normal business hours and (800) 334-3000 after hours.