Man shot dead after throwing Molotov cocktail at officers

A man who allegedly threw Molotov cocktails at officers at a police station in Raleigh, North Carolina, was shot and killed by police on Saturday afternoon.

FOX News reports that the man first came to the attention of an officer around 1:20 p.m., when he allegedly set vehicles on fire.

The officer called for backup and when three other officers arrived, the man reportedly continued to throw the Molotov cocktails, even at the officers.

FOX 8 notes that two Raleigh police cars were on fire by then and officers opened fire, fatally wounding the suspect.

Raleigh firefighters then arrived at the scene to put out the fires in the police vehicle.

Raleigh Police Chief Estella D. Patterson says she will push for the release of bodycam footage of the incident.

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