Three policemen shot dead the man who was shooting at a crowd of people in North Carolina
- Greenville police say three of their own officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect
- The man was pronounced dead at the scene
- The three officers who exchanged gunfire with the suspect have been placed on administrative leave in accordance with the police
Greenville police said officers fatally shot a man who fired a pistol into a crowd.
The Greenville Police Department said officers responded to an alley Sunday around 1:30 a.m. for a report of an ongoing fight that involved shooting.
The officers and officers of Greenville of the University of East Carolina who were already in the area saw a man actively shooting a crowd.
Greenville police say three of their own officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect. The man was later pronounced dead at the scene (file photo of the scene)
Police say three Greenville officers responded to the fire and beat the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two people are receiving treatment in a hospital for injuries that are not considered dangerous to life.
The three officers involved will receive a standard administrative license pending an investigation.
No one involved was identified immediately.
Police Chief Mark Holtzman says two others were taken to Vidant, one with serious injuries and the other with injuries that are not life-threatening.
The names of the officers and those involved in the shooting have not been revealed at this time.