Officials: 5 officers fired at man killed in NC shootout

August 8, 2022 GMT

CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) — Four Greensboro police officers and one Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer fired their weapons at a man who died in a Clemmons convenience store parking lot after a shootout last week, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation said Monday.

SBI spokeswoman Angie Grube identified the man killed as Alexander Dekontee Weah, 26 of Charlotte, the News & Records reported. The SBI is investigating Friday’s shooting, Grube said. The file will be turned over to the Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office once the investigation is complete and the district attorney will decide whether criminal charges should be filed, she said.

The shootout happened as officers from several agencies worked to serve a warrant for arrest on a Charlotte murder charge. Authorities have said gunfire was exchanged as they tried to arrest Weah.

Greensboro Officer M.J. Ambrosio was shot, but his injuries weren’t considered life-threatening and he was in stable condition Friday, officials said.


Grube didn’t identify the five officers. Greensboro police have said the officers involved are on administrative duty pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

Some officers on the scene had body-worn cameras activated during the encounter, Grube said in an email to The Associated Press.