Armed suspect shot, wounded by North Carolina police officer

Published 7:06 am Wednesday, October 13, 2021

A suspect who authorities say ran from a traffic stop and pointed a gun at a North Carolina police officer was shot and wounded by that officer, according to a news release.

The Greensboro Police Department says officers stopped a car at an intersection on Monday afternoon. The passenger in the car, who was armed with a handgun, fled the scene, the news release says. When an officer gave pursuit, the suspect raised his weapon toward the officer, who then shot the suspect.

Police say the suspect was taken to a local hospital with injuries not considered to be life-threatening. He was identified as Lewis Latrell Harrison III, 25, of Greensboro, and police filed multiple charges against him, including assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement office. He is being held without bond in the Guilford County jail.

The department’s criminal investigations division is investigating the shooting and the professional standards division is doing an internal investigation to determine if department policies were followed. The officer has been placed on administrative duty, which is standard in such instances with Greensboro police.

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