Police gather near the scene of a fatal shooting in Raleigh, NC on Feb. 29, 2016.
Gerry Broome—AP
March 1, 2016 12:16 PM EST

Police have released the identity of a North Carolina police officer who shot and killed a drug suspect during a foot chase Monday.

Raleigh officer D.C. Twiddy, 29, who has been with the city’s police department for six years, was placed on administrative duty as the state investigates the deadly shooting, police said.

Twiddy had been pursuing a man wanted on a felony drug charge on Monday afternoon when he fired at the suspect and killed him, police said in a statement. A gun was found “in close proximity” to the suspect, Chief of Police Cassandra Deck-Brown said Monday.

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