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Man Fatally Shot By Police After Setting Cruiser On Fire And Assaulting Officer

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA – A man died after setting fire to a police vehicle and assaulting an officer Friday afternoon, according to the Greensboro Police Department.  And the location – the Greensboro Police Department parking lot.

Around 3:08 p.m., the man entered the parking lot, set fire to a GPD vehicle, and then physically assaulted an office who approached him. The agency’s news release stated, “Three officers discharged their weapon ending the threat to the officers. The suspect was pronounced deceased on scene.”

One officer was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries, and there is no word on his condition. The deceased suspect has been identified as 41-year-old Greensboro resident Christopher Corey Moore.

The officers involved have not been named publicly and have been placed on administrative duty per the department’s policy for officer-involved shootings.  The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation will be conducting an inquiry into the case.

Police Chief Brian James was asked if the suspect had fired upon the officers and responded by saying that was under investigation. He also said that an officer sustained injuries consistent with a physical assault and commented that all three officers involved were veterans of the force.

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