Jamere Justice Foster, 18, Z’quriah Le’Pearce Blackwell, 18, and John Walter Morrison, 28, is charged with murder in connection to the shooting death of an off-duty Greensboro police sergeant, Phillip Dale Nix.
Authorities in North Carolina have charged three suspects in the murder of an off-duty Greensboro Police sergeant, according to a press release.
Jamere Justice Foster, 18, Z’quriah Le’Pearce Blackwell, 18, and John Walter Morrison, 28, have been charged with the murder of Sgt. Phillip Dale Nix was killed on Saturday at the Sheetz gas station on Sandy Ridge Road in Colfax.
The gunman, Jamere Justice Foster, has been charged with first-degree murder, larceny, and conspiracy to commit larceny. He is being held without bond. Blackwell is charged with being an accessory after the fact to first-degree murder and is being held on a $500,000 bond. Morrison is charged with being an accessory after the fact to first-degree murder, larceny, and conspiracy to commit larceny, and is being held without bond.
Sgt. Philip Dale Nix served 23 years as a police officer
During a press conference on Saturday night, the Greensboro Police Chief said that Nix was a “loving husband, father, son, and brother.” He had served on the force for 23 years before he was fatally shot around 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Sergeant Nix has worked in several roles, including Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Detective, Patrol Corporal, Patrol Sergeant, and most recently as the supervisor of the Family Victims Unit, according to the police. He served as the team leader for the Peer Support Team for over 12 years and was the current a*sistant team leader of the Greensboro Police Honor Guard.
The three suspects are expected to appear in court on Tuesday.