Video exhibits taking pictures scene with law enforcement officials in Greensboro; Suspect charged with assaulting law enforcement officials

GREENSBORO, NC (WGHP) – A suspect who was shot dead by police after a traffic stop was charged.

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On Monday, just after 5 p.m., officers carried out a traffic check in the area of ​​South Elm-Eugene Street and West Vandalia Road.

According to Brian James, Greensboro Police Chief, a passenger got out of the vehicle and ran away. Officials were pursuing suspect Lewis Latrell Harrison III, 25, who police said was armed. According to police, Harrison aimed his gun at the officers.

It is unclear whether the suspect shot officials. An officer shot Harrison and he was rushed to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Greensboro Police Department announced Tuesday that officer DA Young was involved in the incident and that the officer has been with the department since 2013.

“It’s a little scary to be honest,” said Brittany Botts, who heard the shot Monday night.

She was in her house when Harrison ran into her yard. An officer was right behind him.

“Thank goodness the door was locked and I don’t think he tried to get into the house from his position, but you never know if he’s running away from the police,” she said.

Botts saw officers treating a wound on Harrison’s leg and said she only heard a single shot.

Harrison is charged with criminal possession of a firearm, obstruction of an officer, assaulting a police officer with a gun, assaulting a gun, and possession of stolen property.

He appeared in Guilford County Court Tuesday afternoon, where a judge decided to give Harrison a $ 50,000 bond. Upon release, he also undergoes electronic surveillance and a curfew.

Prosecutors explained Harrison’s criminal record for the judge, including a previous conviction in Virginia for shooting into a squat in 2018.

Harrison’s mother and sister asked the court for a mental evaluation, stating that Harrison was unable to make decisions for themselves.

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