A Blue Alert was issued in North Carolina by the Department of Justice to help capture violent criminals who have killed or seriously injured an officer in the line of duty.
A “Blue Alert” has been canceled by the Greensboro, North Carolina police department after a 22-year veteran Greensboro police sergeant was killed on Saturday afternoon at a gas station just outside Greensboro in Colfax city, according to CBS 17.
The Blue Alert was canceled at 7:50 p.m., after the suspect’s were later captured in Winston-Salem.
According the outlet, the Greensboro Police Department first alerted about the incident around 4:45 p.m. at Sheetz on Sandy Ridge Road, West of Greensboro. During a press conference, the police department said the officer shot was off-duty at the time.
According to Greensboro Police Chief John Thompson at the press conference, a sergeant witnessed a crime and came into contact with a suspect who shot him and fled.
Two suspects captured after allegedly shooting and killing a Greensboro Police Officer.
A North Carolina Blue Alert was issued for two black male suspects in a black Chevrolet Equinox, which fled from the Sheetz heading west on I-40. The alert was related to an “a*sault on law enforcement,” according to the Durham Police Department.
In an 8:05 p.m. Facebook post, the North Wilkesboro police announced, “Suspects are in custody for the murder of a Greensboro Police Officer tonight after being arrested in Winston-Salem.” Our prayers are with the officer’s family and the Greensboro Police Department.”
Chief Thompson did not mention any arrests during his news conference. Late on Saturday night, police in Greensboro were still asking drivers to avoid the Sheetz along Sandy Ridge Road.