Greensboro police establish a suspect who died in a shootout on Friday | crime

GREENSBORO – Authorities have identified a man who was fatally shot and killed by a police officer in Greensboro on Friday night.

Joseph Thomas Lee Lopez, 29, of Greensboro, died in the shootings, according to a statement from Greensboro Police Department.

GREENSBORO – A suspect died after being shot dead by a police officer after authorities responded to “a wanted man”, according to a Greensboro Police press release.

The authorities have not identified the suspect or the officer pending positive identification.

On Friday at 10:29 p.m., officials on 3504 Cloverdale Drive responded after a resident reportedly asked for help regarding a person trying to enter the residence. The officers located the person in a shed behind the apartment.

“During the confrontation with the subject, an officer fired his weapon and hit the subject,” the statement said. Officials and rescue workers attempted life-saving measures before the person was pronounced dead, police said.

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The NC State Bureau of Investigation is conducting a criminal investigation into the incident. The Greensboro Police Department’s Professional Standards Department is conducting an internal investigation to determine whether the department’s guidelines have been followed. According to the departmental guideline, the officer involved in the shooting will be assigned administrative services as per the notice.

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