Man killed by police following chase in Hope Mills
by WNCN Staff
HOPE MILLS, N.C. -
A man was shot and killed by police following a high-speed chase in Hope Mills early Saturday, authorities said.
Hope Mills police attempted to stop a car around 1 a.m. but the car sped off, authorities said. Following a brief chase, the driver of the vehicle, 25-year-old Kevin Dejon Grissett, rammed police vehicles near Snow Hill Road.
Law enforcement fired shots at the vehicle, hitting and wounding Grissett, authorities said.
Grissett was transported to a hospital where he died from his injuries, authorities said.
A passenger in Grissett's car ran away and has not been found.
No officers were injured in the incident.
The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the officer-involved shooting.