Blue Alert for two suspects cancelled following Greensboro officer’s fatal shooting

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According to authorities, a Greensboro Police officer who was not on duty was shot and died on Saturday night.

Greensboro, North Carolina Officials report that a Greensboro Police officer was shot and died on Saturday night.

slightly after 6 p.m., the North Carolina Highway Patrol issued a Blue Alert, which it cancelled slightly before 8 p.m.

The incident took place at the Sheetz petrol station at 3200 Sandy Ridge Road on Saturday, December 30, shortly after 4 p.m.

In a fresh briefing late on Saturday, Greensboro Police Chief John Thompson stated that the sergeant who was not on duty had “witnessed a crime occur” and had made an attempt “to approach the suspects.” They claim that’s when the shooting happened.

The officer was treated at the site by two off-duty first responders, according to Chief Thompson, before being taken to the hospital by crews, where he passed away from his wounds.

The name of the officer has not been disclosed by the police, but they have stated that the Sergeant is a 22-year department veteran and a “loving husband, father, son, and brother.”

Authorities said in the Blue Alert that the suspects fled the scene of the incident and proceeded westward on 1-40 West in a black Chevrolet Equinox with the NC tag KKA-4332. According to authorities, the car also has a Hertz Car Sales license plate on the front.

Two males in their early to mid-20s were characterised as the two suspects in the automobile. One had on a black sweatsuit, black trainers and a black sweatshirt. The other was dressed in grey sweatpants, tennis shoes, and a fur-trimmed denim jacket.

During the press briefing late on Saturday night, Chief made no mention of any arrests.