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An officer with the Greensboro Police Department was killed following a shooting, according to police.Greensboro police said an off-duty officer was killed after witnessing a crime occurring at the Sheetz on Sandy Ridge Road. They said the officer was shot around 4 p.m. after approaching the suspects. “Tonight, the Greensboro Police Department lost one of our own,” Greensboro Police Chief John Thompson said. Top StoriesVirginia father speaks out after missing 5-year-old son’s remains are found and identified 20 years laterWill it snow in the North Carolina mountains this weekend?Winston-Salem police investigate shooting Friday night, police sayGet the latest news stories of interest by clicking hereOfficials said police are searching for two suspects who left traveling toward I-40 West in a Chevrolet Equinox with the North Carolina tag KKA-4332.Officials said one suspect is wearing a black hoodie and black sweatpants with black shoes, with a green/gray toboggan and the other suspect is wearing a jean jacket with fur and gray sweatpants, with tennis shoes. A Blue Alert was issued in response to the incident, however, it was canceled around 7:52 p.m. “We ask for prayers for the family of the fallen officer and our Greensboro PD family,” Thompson said. He also thanked several agencies for assisting throughout the day in the search for the suspects. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued the following statement on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.”I spoke with Greensboro Police Chief Thompson earlier this evening offering all available state resources to catch those who killed a Greensboro police officer. Our prayers are with the Greensboro police and family and loved ones. Every effort must be made to apprehend those responsible and bring justice in this tragic situation.”Thompson said another off-duty officer and a Guilford County paramedic on scene tried to save the officer. However, the officer was transported to a hospital and later died. “He was a loving husband, father, son and brother with 22 years of service to the department and this community,” Thompson said. WXII 12 has reached out to police to see if there was an update on the suspects but have not heard back at this time. This is a developing story, check back for updates. Watch: NOWCAST streaming newscastsNAVIGATE: Home | Weather | Watch NOWCAST TV | Local News | National | News We Love |Top StoriesKeep up with the latest news and weather by downloading the WXII app here.

An officer with the Greensboro Police Department was killed following a shooting, according to police.

Greensboro police said an off-duty officer was killed after witnessing a crime occurring at the Sheetz on Sandy Ridge Road. They said the officer was shot around 4 p.m. after approaching the suspects.

“Tonight, the Greensboro Police Department lost one of our own,” Greensboro Police Chief John Thompson said.

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Officials said police are searching for two suspects who left traveling toward I-40 West in a Chevrolet Equinox with the North Carolina tag KKA-4332.

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Officials said one suspect is wearing a black hoodie and black sweatpants with black shoes, with a green/gray toboggan and the other suspect is wearing a jean jacket with fur and gray sweatpants, with tennis shoes.

A Blue Alert was issued in response to the incident, however, it was canceled around 7:52 p.m.

“We ask for prayers for the family of the fallen officer and our Greensboro PD family,” Thompson said.

He also thanked several agencies for assisting throughout the day in the search for the suspects.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued the following statement on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.

“I spoke with Greensboro Police Chief Thompson earlier this evening offering all available state resources to catch those who killed a Greensboro police officer. Our prayers are with the Greensboro police and family and loved ones. Every effort must be made to apprehend those responsible and bring justice in this tragic situation.”

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Thompson said another off-duty officer and a Guilford County paramedic on scene tried to save the officer. However, the officer was transported to a hospital and later died.

“He was a loving husband, father, son and brother with 22 years of service to the department and this community,” Thompson said.

WXII 12 has reached out to police to see if there was an update on the suspects but have not heard back at this time.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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