A traffic stop on Monday, Oct. 11 resulted in a Greensboro police officer shooting a man who is now being held in the Guilford County jail.
According to the police report, police conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of South Elm-Eugene Street and Vandalia Road at about 4:44 p.m. Monday, and Lewis Latrell Harrison III, 25, who was a passenger in the vehicle, immediately fled the scene on foot armed with a handgun.
Harrison was pursued by a Greensboro police officer, and when Harrison raised his handgun toward the officer the officer shot Harrison, who continued running and discarded the handgun. Harrison was apprehended a short time later and the handgun was retrieved from the scene.
Harrison was transported from the scene to a local hospital where he was treated for the gunshot wound and released into custody of the Greensboro Police Department.
Harrison was charged with assault by pointing a gun, assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, possession of a stolen firearm, felon possessing a firearm and resisting, delaying and obstructing a public officer. Harrison is currently being held in the Guilford County jail with no bond.
In accordance with Greensboro Police Department policy, the officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative duty. The Greensboro Police Department’s criminal investigations division is conducting a criminal investigation of the incident and the professional standards division is conducting an internal investigation to determine if Greensboro Police Department policies were followed.
The name of the police officer involved in the shooting has not been released.