Police are searching for suspects in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Greensboro police officer in Greensboro.
According to reports from WRALA patrol commander officer was shot and killed at a Sheets gas station in the 3200 block of Sandy Ridge Road.
The police said that both the suspects are over 20 years old. One was last seen wearing a black hoodie, black sweatpants, black shoes and green or gray toboggan. The second suspect was last seen wearing a jean jacket with fur, gray sweatpants and tennis shoes.
Greensboro's police chief became emotional as he spoke about the veteran.
According to WRAL, the suspects were seen driving westbound on I-40 in a black Chevrolet Equinox with an NC license plate reading KKA-4432. The vehicle has a Hertz car sales plate on the front.
“He was a loving husband, father, son and brother who served the department in this community for 22 years,” said Chief John Thompson. “We at the Greensboro PD family pray for the family of the officer who fell on our Greens.”
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper shared a statement overnight, pledging his support for the department.
A blue alert was issued by the Greensboro Police Department, but it was canceled around 8 p.m. Saturday.
These types of warnings are issued to deter violent criminals who have killed or seriously injured an officer in the line of duty.
Neither the police department nor the mayor confirmed whether or not the suspects had been caught.
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