Officer thought UNC student had a gun – Orange County –

The Archdale police officer who shot and killed Courtland Smith thought the UNC-Chapel Hill student had a gun.

All that police found was a cell phone.

Smith, the fraternity president killed in the early hours of Aug. 23, was drunk and acting aggressively when two police officers tried to question him after a traffic stop on Interstate 85, Randolph County District Attorney Garland Yates said Friday. He said that the shooting was justified. Story continues here ➤