Murder suspect killed, officer injured in shootout with authorities in Forsyth County

Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 11:37 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2022 at 3:57 PM EDT
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CLEMMONS, N.C. (WITN) - A murder suspect is dead and an officer injured in a morning shootout in Forsyth County.

It happened around 8:10 a.m. at a convenience store on Lewisville-Clemmons Road near I-40 in Clemmons.

Deputies say they, along with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, the SBI, and the Greensboro Police Department were trying to locate a homicide suspect.

An exchange of gunfire erupted between the suspect and law enforcement officers. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Greensboro Officer M.J. Ambrosio was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and is in stable condition with a non-life-threatening injury, according to Greensboro police.

The SBI will be investigating the shooting.

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