According to this report, authorities in NC south of Danville are charging a man for shooting a black bear, discounting his story that the bear was chasing his children, and concluding with this comment:
"'This is black bear,' said Joyce of the bear that was recently shot. 'It’s not a grizzly bear or anything that people see in the movies and all. (The bear) was just looking around. We ask that people not shoot them.'"