Greensboro police: Burglary suspect shot after he fired gun at officer

Published 4:22 am Sunday, November 1, 2020

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Police in the North Carolina city of Greensboro say that an officer has shot and wounded a burglary suspect.

Greensboro police said a statement that the incident occurred shortly before midnight on Thursday.

Police said they had received a report of a burglary in progress. They said that the officer approached on foot, and that the suspect shot at the officer. Police said the officer returned fire, striking the suspect.

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Police said officers took the suspect into custody and rendered aid before he was taken to a local hospital. They said that Aaron Nehemiah Turner, 20, of Greensboro, was listed in critical but stable condition.

It’s unclear if Turner has an attorney. Police did not release the identity of the officer involved or the races of the officer or the suspect.

Investigations into the incident are ongoing, including to determine whether Greensboro Police Department policies were followed.

When the criminal investigation is completed, the Guilford County District Attorney will review it.

The officer involved in the incident has been placed on administrative duty.