GREENSBORO — Police announced Friday that the person who shot and killed a 17-year-old Dudley High School senior last month did so in self-defense.
Greensboro Police spokesman Ron Glenn said Friday that investigators believe James David Currie was committing armed robbery when he was shot. Officers said they have no reason to believe the shooter, who has not been named, poses a threat to the community.
Glenn said he does not know if Currie and the shooter knew each other.
But investigators do think Currie acted alone during the robbery, Glenn said.
The investigation remains open and will be turned over to the Guilford County District Attorney's office for review.
Police found Currie around 10:40 p.m. on March 25, suffering from a gunshot wound in the 500 block of Montcastle Drive in Greensboro.
Officers tried to save Currie but couldn't.
Currie was the second Guilford County high school student shot and killed last month.
His peers remembered him for mentoring first-graders and helping to motivate his peers.