Greenville Officer Cleared In Robbery Fatal Shooting

A Greenville police officer who shot and killed an armed robbery suspect will not face any criminal charges. That after the State Bureau of Investigation cleared him in the deadly shooting.

Corporal Scott Johnson had already been cleared by an internal probe into the April 21st shooting of John Wainwright. Police say Wainwright robbed the Rite Aid Pharmacy across from Pitt County Memorial Hospital and officers pulled him over right after the robbery.

They say Wainwright was on the ground, but then tried to get back into his truck where there was a gun.

Johnson returned to duty less than a month after the shooting.


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