James Thompson Obituary: An off-duty Raleigh police officer was identified among 5 killed in North Carolina

James Thompson Obituary: An off-duty Raleigh police officer identified among 5 killed in North Carolina mass shooting.

29-year-old officer Gabriel Torres, 16-year-old James Roger Thompson, 34-year-old Mary Marshall, 49-year-old Susan Karnatz, and 52-year-old Nicole Conners are now identified as victims in Thursday mass shooting in East Raleigh, NC.

According to authorities, the shooting started around 5:00 p.m. near Neuse River Greenway in the Hedingham neighborhood near Osprey Cove Drive and Bay Harbor Drive.

The shooter is identified as 15-year-old Austin Thompson. His brother, James was one of the victims.

Keith Richardson, the principal at Knightdale High School, where James Thompson attended and was a junior, said in a statement to parents that “this is an incredibly difficult time for our school community as well as the broader Raleigh community.”

After barricading himself inside a barn, the Austin was apprehended by police just after 9:30 p.m. near Old Milburnie Road and McConnel Oliver Drive.

Words fall short of expressing our grief for your loss, as we mourn with family and friends for this great loss. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you. Please receive our heartfelt condolences.

Feel free to drop condolences messages and prayers for the family and friends of the deceased as it will go a very long way at this difficult time of theirs.

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