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CARY, NC - A Cary police officer shot a man while responding to a call early Saturday in a neighborhood just north of Apex Community Park.Police went to 202 Dundalk Way at 4:41 a.m. after getting a call that someone there was having a mental health crisis, Capt. Mike Williams of the Cary Police Department said.
"In the course of dealing with him, the officer had to use force, and that's when the shooting occurred," he said.
Members of the wounded man's family identified him as Jimmie Cummings, a former Marine who turned 31 years old Sunday. They said the officer shot him in the stomach, apparently after Cummings pulled out a BB pistol.
The family attended the wedding of Cummings' brother on Saturday and had returned home when Cummings started acting oddly and began hitting himself in the chest, according to his father, Jim Cummings of Hubert, a retired Marine gunnery sergeant.
Cummings' fiancee had dealt with a similar incident by having him taken to the emergency room, and she called 911 asking for help again, Jim Cummings said. She made it clear that Cummings wasn't dangerous, he added.
Jim Cummings said several police officers responded to the call and spent about 20 minutes trying to subdue Jimmie Cummings or calm him.
Jimmie Cummings went into the kitchen where a BB weapon was kept. His fiancee and two roommates couldn't see him, but they did see the officers draw their weapons They said they yelled for the officers not to shoot.
Jimmie Cummings was in stable but critical condition at WakeMed Raleigh on Sunday night, his father said.
Williams declined to release the name of the officer who fired, citing the current investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation into the incident. An investigation is standard procedure in shootings.
 
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