High Point, NC – Three High Point police officers were shot late Thursday night and police are still engaged in an ongoing standoff with the barricaded gunman.
The incident began at about 11:15 p.m. on Feb. 4 when on officers on a routine patrol heard gunfire, WGHP reported.
The officers determined the gunshots came from a home located in the 2900-block of West English Road and responded.
They encountered a male standing out on the porch of a home.
“He ended up retreating back into the house, and we ended up having a barricaded subject,” High Point Police Department (HPPD) Public Information Officer Lieutenant Matt Truitt said, according to WGHP.
Officers spent hours trying to negotiate with the suspect during the standoff, police said.
But at approximately 3 a.m., the barricaded gunman started shooting.
Three officers were hit during the attack, WGHP reported.
Police said the gunfire continued for two hours.
The wounded officers were rushed to a local hospital, where doctors determined their injuries were non-life threatening, WGHP reported.
One of the officers may have to undergo surgery.
The standoff remained ongoing on Friday morning.
Three High Point police officers have been shot during a standoff situation with a barricaded man on West English Road Friday morning, officials say. Also on scene helping High Point Police is Greensboro Police and Guilford Co Sheriffs. @WFMY pic.twitter.com/LIPPLVPqjK
— Ryan Gavette (@RyanGavette) February 5, 2021
Our reporter @JuliewithaGonTV is live in High Point where three police officers were shot. The suspect is still inside his house. It sounds like the officers will survive, but one was rushed to surgery. @SpecNews1Triad will continue to cut in with live updates. https://t.co/y7xpH2akXI
— Jessie Holmes (@_JessieHolmes) February 5, 2021
It’s a dangerous stand-off situation between police and an armed suspect barricaded inside of a home in High Point. Around 11:15pm (last night), police say, an officer was alone on a routine patrol and heard gun shots. @WFMY pic.twitter.com/TjvjppmtMA
— kandacereddtv (@KandaceReddTV) February 5, 2021
Greensboro and High Point Police are on scene trying to negotiate.
The incident started at 11:15 last night when a patrol officer heard shots from inside that same home.
— Justin Quesinberry (@JustinQberry) February 5, 2021
“We do have a job to do, and we do have a duty to protect life as well, so that’s the reason that negotiations are being made and the house hasn’t been knocked down or however you wanna say it,” Lt. Truitt told WGHP. “We do have to remain calm and stay focused on our agenda and what we need to accomplish and the end result is that nobody is injured and that and we can safely take this person into custody.”
“He dictates what happens from here,” the lieutenant told WRAL.
The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office and the Greensboro Police Department are assisting with the ongoing situation, WXII reported.
BREAKING: 3 High Point, NC police officers have been shot. The suspect is still barricaded inside a home. Officers are expected to be okay @WRAL pic.twitter.com/bGZEqZDq7t
— Mikaya Thurmond (@WRALMikaya) February 5, 2021
HAPPENING NOW: 3 High Point police officers have been shot by a man who is still barricaded inside a home this morning @ABC45TV pic.twitter.com/bfi2tdmoCY
— Camille J Gayle (@CamilleGayle_tv) February 5, 2021
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