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officer on a foot chase. steve: gunshots fired near the intersection of bragg and east street in southeast raleigh. tisha: you can see folks remain gathered there six hours after the fatal shots were fired. steve: we have ed crump gathering information at city hall. first, jon camp lie where the shots were fired and were members of the community are getting ready for a vigil in one hour. jon: we've been here since reports started coming out around 12:00. we were among the first on the scene. i can tell you it has, down --, down -- i can tell you it has
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folks here very skeptical of any official account of what happened. eyewitnesses reporting that, just after noon, akil denkins was running from police when he hopped the fence near this small grocery store here in town and was shot in the back by a police officer. he was unarmed. . we have not heard that from officials. she got her information from others that live in this neighborhood coming meetings this woman. >> police were chasing him. he jumped the fence. police could not catch him so he pulled out a gun. it was a white cop. jon: the naacp is calling for full investigation. that is something we have been hearing from just about everybody in this neighborhood. they.
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generally, there is some skepticism here. there is little patience for a long investigation. tisha: certainly emotions running high. the raleigh pd handling this case with delicate hands. steve: the police chief asking for prayers for all involved and urging people to let -- angelica: we will hear from the chief again in a few moments. right now, she is asking for patients and for prayers for the family and the police officers and for raleigh has they this neighborhood. in a brief news conference, she told our cameras that police were out here to arrest akil
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hankins is no strength to the law he has -- dinkins -- denk ins is no stranger to the law. today, the police chief says there was a chase between police and denkins before he was shot and killed. >> our thoughts and our prayers. go out to all involved. i ask everyone to please be patient while the follow-up investigations are being conducted. angelica: the state bureau of investigation and the raleigh police department internal
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tisha: the aclu of north carolina issuing a statement saying far too many people of color are victims of excessive force. steve: it points to the need for raleigh to buy body cameras. ed crump now with the details. ed: it's hard to believe that less than an hour before raleigh police chief was supposed to be here to tell city council members about a device currently being used to monitor police shootings one of her own officers was involved in one. >> the chief is very busy and this is obviously terribly sad. ed: nancy mcfarlane was affected
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just minutes earlier, she and the meeting before the agenda was complete. she was here to talk with council members about the rosen cons and costs of body cameras. she was a pali monitoring social media during the other budget presentation -- she was apparently monitoring social media during the other budget presentation. when she spoke with reporters, she was asked about the strange coincidence of her presentation. >> i don't know if it would have made any difference. you could say there is some irony in it. the primary thing is that we don't want these situations to cameras or not. ed: experts say even body
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everything and show the complete truth. but in this circumstance today, we will never know if a body cam would have helped investigators sort out the truth from rumor and maybe misinformation. tisha: coverage of this case continues right now on all of our life forms -- our platforms. we will be at the 7:00 p.m. vigil tonight in raleigh. you can sign up for the abc11 app. you will get push notifications sent to your smart phone. steve: the wake county school district holding a forum. we highlighted new data showing african american students account for 63% of all suspensions in wake county.
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achievement gap for minority students. tisha: margaret spelling will officially become the statewide public university system leader tomorrow. demonstrations have in staged since spelling was named. tonight, after being asked by diane wilson about the puppies she was selling, this woman is changing her tune. steve: and russell wilson has a new venture. how he is using fashion to pay it forward. chris: it's going to stay or drive. it will be -- it is going to stay dry.
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we will tell you when some rain
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focused on a woman selling sick puppies. steve: her name is julie peele. police investigated and charged her with a dozen felonies. tisha: she was recently in court and changed her story. diane: after continuing to deny selling sick puppies, peele took responsibility. do you realize they are sick? >> no, they are not sick. diane: after facing several felonies, she owned up to it. she pled guilty to six counts of obtaining property under false pretenses. i started investigating her more than two years ago when a cary family says they body sick pup from peele.
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we also heard from more than a dozen other families will say peele sold them sick puppies. >> over 2000 in bills trend to get him healthy. diane: the vet suspected carver. -- suspected parvo. >> for her to stop doing this and be done. diane: after larry mcavoy body who he said was also -- bought a dog who he said was also sick, we confronted her. she insisted she gave the puppies her shots -- their shots and they were not sick. >> the puppy is fine. he does not look sick at all. it has had what it is supposed to have at his age.
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i'm not doing anything wrong. diane: but all that changed after she pled guilty to the criminal charges. she was sentenced to several months in jail. however, it is a suspended sentence as long as she does not get in trouble again. steve: quick resolution but a heartbreaking journey for those families. tisha: senior night in chapel hill. getting ready for a big game. steve: and a beautiful afternoon
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the son of a civil rights attorney josh stein learned early about justice, equality and doing what's right. senior deputy attorney general, one of the "most effective" state senators, josh stein fought to make schools safer, cracked down on domestic violence, and stein took on scam artists who prey on seniors. stein: we need an attorney general with the independence to stand up to the special interests and who will always put the people of north carolina first.
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steve: the crowd is growing on bragg and east treat -- streets. this is where a 23-year-old man was shot and killed after a foot chase. former wolfpack qb russell wilson looking to leave a mark outside the lines now. tisha: a new clothing line he cofounded is a collaboration with nordstrom. three dollars from every purchase will go to charity. steve: makes you feel good about the close you are buying from russell wilson.
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two shots of rain we have this week will occur at night and in the early morning hours, not so much during the day. another nice day coming up tomorrow after a beautiful weekend. raleigh-durham international, the sun setting on a beautiful weekday -- leap day. humidity is very low. mid-sixties around the triangle. at last check, 67 at rdu at the top of the hour. 70 in fayetteville. it's been a gorgeous day. gorgeous afternoon across the region after a cold start. quite across much of the country
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country. this cold front will come our way during the nighttime hours tomorrow night. the first half of the day, there could be severe weather to our west, in tennessee, alabama, mississippi. but when it arrives here, it will be in a weakened state. cool but a little bit above average. at the bus stop tomorrow kick off your tuesday. you need a jacket. temperatures will be in the 40's at 6:00 a.m. free. but tomorrow evening, after midnight, if you showers here.
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a relative of showers comes sunrise. by midmorning, it is out of here. a nice afternoon in terms of but it will be noticeably cooler. rainfall amounts with this front will not be impressive. generally a test to a quarter of an inch of rain or so. the breeze will kick temperatures back up into the upper 60's and low 70's. some showers for us tomorrow night. wednesday turns out right -- out dry. mid 50's for high as we get into wednesday. upper 60's north. beautiful day. just a few clouds in the afternoon.
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thursday into friday, another shot of rain. then sunshine and cool for the weekend. we get back into the 60's sunday and monday. right now, we are on track for another nice weekend. that will be three in a row. sunshine by the end of the week. heel fans. joe: yes.
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joe: it is senior night in carolina. they try to challenge such strong from that loss on saturday. joe: a pretty rare occurrence in this day and age, especially at the oppression one of the game. you've got to seniors in marcus and brice johnson. they are two of the better players in the program over the last four years. not quite good enough to get to
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here they are. page said earlier today he was feeling pretty old. he said when he got on campus, he looked like a 14-year-old. but he has grown into a man. so has brice johnson. they will play their final home game here in chapel hill. it is going to be a big game. they have much to play for with the championship still on the table. as for page, he said he was reflecting about his laskin earlier. >> -- his last game earlier. >> it's amazing how fast it goes. a part of me feels like i just got here. dang, i only get to run out of that title one more time in a tar heels uniform.
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joe: the sands will beginning those guys plenty of love here tonight. but it is a critical game. they are now tied with miami in the standings after the loss to virginia. they need to winds and they -- they need to win tonight. we will have other post game later on tonight. mark: kansas is the overwhelming choice this week. michigan state got two first-place votes. louisville was ranked 11th. date was a rough weekend for the in-state team. -- it was a rough weekend for the in-state team. today, john michael liles moved to boston. here's ron francis's take. >> he came to work yesterday and worked hard and became
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we have to do the things we did the last two days to look for long-term. it's not easy for the players. mark: it's a bizarre site. he made his debut for the blue shirts. he will skate his first game as a ranger as they host the columbus new jackets. he had to explain to his four-year-old son that being traded didn't mean that he was leaving the family. >> it was emotional. i started my career there. a tenant memories leaving behind. -- a ton of memories i'm leaving behind. mark: that was cute. i'm not going without you, little man. and his contract is up.
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and in theory, he could be back in uniform next year. i don't think so, but it is a possibility. tisha: news continues on
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steve: several breaking stories tonight. hours away now until super tuesday. the showdown and, tonight, donald trump and the staggering new poll. and the trump rally turning ugly today. the photographer thrown to the ground. plus, the new numbers tonight on hillary clinton. is there a path for bernie
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also breaking, the school shooting inside a cafeteria. the 14-year-old opening fire, then running from the scene. breaking down on the stand. erin andrews late today, testifying in the case of her stalker, and a famous hotel. making a statement. chris rock at the oscars. and leonardo dicaprio finally winning. what he quietly said backstage. and late word today, as we remember another oscar-winning actor. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a monday night. and we begin with fast-moving developments on the eve of the super tuesday showdown. and the central question this evening. can any of the republican candidates stop donald trump? and hillary clinton, after her resounding win in south carolina, what is bernie sanders' path? the new national poll tonight

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