Police: Armed suspect shot useless by policeman after visitors management in Greensboro | Crime information
GREENSBORO – What started as a vehicle stop ended with a Greensboro police officer shooting a man armed with a pistol, authorities said Monday.
The man was rushed to hospital with injuries that were not classified as life threatening, Greensboro police said in a press release.
Just before 5 p.m., an armed passenger escaped from a vehicle that stopped at South Elm-Eugene Street and West Vandalia Road and led the officers on a chase, police said.
“The suspect raised his gun at the officer and the officer fired his gun to hit the suspect,” the press release said.
The man kept running, throwing his gun down on the way. The police have now secured the gun, Greensboro police chief Brian James told the media. The man was arrested behind an apartment building in the area, James said.
The police did not reveal the names of the officer or the suspect.
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The officer is entrusted with administrative tasks and the professional standards department conducts an internal investigation.
It is not the first official shooting that the Greensboro Police Department has been the focus of this year.
In August, Officer JM Chavez was injured in the department parking lot after being physically assaulted by 41-year-old Christopher Corey Moore.