Police: 3 High Point officers shot by suspect who barricaded in home
By The Associated Press | February 5, 2021 at 10:31 AM EST – Updated February 5 at 1:07 PM
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) – Authorities say three North Carolina police officers were shot and wounded by a man who barricaded himself in a home in an hours-long standoff Friday. The officers’ injuries weren’t life-threatening.
High Point police Lt. Matt Truitt told reporters the standoff began after 11 p.m. Thursday when an officer on patrol heard gunshots and approached a house on foot where a man was seen with a rifle.
He said the man retreated inside and barricaded himself as more officers arrived.
Truitt said the standoff ended in the late morning but didn’t immediately offer a further explanation.
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