Rosalio Hernandez Ortega, 33

Burlington, North Carolina
July 23, 2018

Agencies: Burlington Police Department North Carolina | State Bureau of Investigations SBI North Carolina

Cause of death: Shooting

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Rosalio Hernandez Ortega, 33, of Burlington, died after being shot shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday on Dorsett Street, according to a police press release.

Burlington police said Ortega was cutting tires in a driveway with a machete and acting erratically.

Police said officers Sgt. Richard Marsh, 47, and Officer Alek Ayer, 24, tried to calm Ortega down, but Ortega started threatening the officers with the machete and was shot.