Durham Police Shooting Update: Cops Were After Kenneth Bailey Because He Missed Curfew; Stepmom Says “He Was Not a Fighter”

Durham Police Shooting Update: Cops Were After Kenneth Bailey Because He Missed Curfew; Stepmom Says “He Was Not a Fighter”

If it weren’t for the wind, Gloria Bailey might not have caught a final glimpse of her stepson.

“You could see his chest and his feet,” she says, recalling how the cold air lifted a sheet covering twenty-four-year old Kenneth Bailey’s body, briefly revealing the quiet man she’d known since he was four.

Bailey, better known as Simba, was shot dead by Durham police Wednesday afternoon while visiting with his family in their home on Glenbrook Drive, in a Durham Housing Authority neighborhood off Club Boulevard. According to the Durham Police Department, officers were looking for Bailey because he had violated release terms while awaiting trial for an armed robbery in August—specifically, that he had skipped curfew the day before.…

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