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BREAKING: Three Officers Shot, Suspect Remains Barricaded In Home

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.

“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.

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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