Guilford County, NC - A Guilford County Sheriff's Deputy was shot on Monday, February 27, in Browns Summit.
According to myFox8, the incident occurred about 6:00 PM on Brookledge Court. Guilford County Deputies responded to a 911 hangup call from a residence in the 2800 block of Brookledge Court. Upon arrival, Deputies found a woman outside of the residence with a gunshot wound to her foot. When Deputies approached the residence, the suspect began shooting at them and Deputies returned fire.
One Guilford County Deputy was shot and was transported to Moses Cone Hospital. Officers escorted the ambulance there. An unconfirmed but reliable source said that the Deputy was shot in the shoulder and thigh. He is in surgery at this time but his injuries are considered non-life threatening. His name has not been released, and he was wearing a bulletproof vest.
A heavy police presence is reported in the area. Nearby roads have been shut down and residents are being evacuated. The suspect is barricaded in a residence and a standoff is ongoing. The suspect is reported to be wearing a balistic vest.
Guilford County Deputies are being assisted by the Greensboro Police Department and the North Carolina Highway Patrol. The suspect's name has not been released.
The wounded female was also transported to a local hospital where she is being treated. Her name has not been released.
Standoff is on Brookledge Ct. dozens of law enforcement here. Doggett Rd shutdown. Homes nearby evacuated. SWAT team on scene. pic.twitter.com/ILSSHfMbBe
— Adrienne DiPiazza (@a_dipiazza) February 28, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the injured Guilford County Deputy, the injured woman, and for those Officers still working the incident.
UPDATE: Suspect in custody.
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