Incident

1-23-2024 North Carolina Raleigh 1-1

Location

January 23, 2024

Walmart
4500 Fayetteville Rd
Raleigh, North Carolina

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Unharmed
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Name: Colton Valdez
  • Age: 29
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, or suicide)
  • Defensive Use
  • Defensive Use - Victim stops crime
  • Defensive Use - Crime occurs, victim shoots subject/suspect/perpetrator
  • Defensive Use - Stand Your Ground/Castle Doctrine established
  • Concealed Carry License - Victim

Notes

Verbal altercation escalated when suspect pulled what turned out to be BB gun while 'defending his mother'. Other many saw threat, pulled gun and shot suspect in chest. DA says shooting justified.

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: Handgun

District

Congressional District: 13
State Senate District: 13
State House District: 33