GREENSBORO, N.C. – A police officer and suspect exchanged gunfire in Greensboro. Consequently, both were hit. The officer is stable while the suspect did not survive.
The shooting occurred Friday about 4:30 p.m. The officer conducted a traffic stop near Bernau Avenue and Baker Street. The passenger fled from the car, according to Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott.
One of the officers pursued him and a violent struggle between the two ensued. While the officer was attempting to arrest the man, an exchange of gunfire between the two quickly followed, according to a post from the police department Facebook page.
The suspect that fired at police was identified as Carlos Keith Blackman, 25, reported WRAL. He died a short time later from his wounds. The unidentified officer was struck one time at an undisclosed location. He is in stable condition and continues to improve.
Additionally, there was a second officer on scene that was uninjured. The driver of the vehicle was not involved in the shooting, but remains in police custody for questioning.
The exchanged gunfire appears isolated to the traffic stop. Greensboro police are not looking for other suspects.
The State Bureau of Investigation will handle the OIS (officer involved shooting) per standard protocol.