So, the police raided this kids house, and killed him and his dog. The kid had stolen 2 PS3's earlier in the month. Very sad.
WILMINGTON -- A local college student is dead after sheriff's deputies opened fire while serving warrants at his home Friday night. Now family and friends of the victim and investigators want to know why.
Scott Keenan is the victim's neighbor. He said, "The only thing I know is that someone was shot and a dog was shot."
Between nine and ten o'clock Friday night UNCW Police, New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies and a SWAT team swarmed a home on Long Leaf Acres Drive, as officers attempted to issue a warrant to search the house and arrest warrants for 18-year-old Peyton Strickland and his roommate, 20-year-old Ryan Mills.
Friends and family of the two suspects say Strickland had been sitting on their couch playing video games when police knocked at the door. They say it didn't take long before authorities barged in, guns blazing.
Law enforcement shot and killed Strickland. Whether he was armed is unknown.
Authorities are staying tight-lipped about many of the details surrounding the incident, but District Attorney Ben David confirms the shot came from a Sheriff's Deputy.
"I've lived here for about 25 years, grew up here," Keenan said. "And it's just unbelievable that something like that happened here."
Both Strickland and mills were wanted for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and breaking and entering after allegedly beating a UNCW student and stealing two Sony PlayStations two weeks ago.
Authorities arrested Mills. Peyton Strickland's family and friends are in disbelief, saying that Strickland paid a very high price for what they call a small crime.
Sheriff's office officials aren't giving us many details, but do tell us that the SBI will continue to investigate the case and it may be a while before any action is taken.
David will meet with SBI officials Monday to hash out the details of this investigation.
We have made several attempts to get copies of incident reports and the search warrants from the night of the shooting, all of which are public record. So far though the SBI, the Sheriff's Office, campus police and the court clerk's office have not made them available.