In a late-night incident in Greensboro, a man was fatally shot by a police officer. According to the Greensboro Police Department, officers received a call shortly after midnight about a suspicious vehicle on Tuscaloosa Street.
Upon reaching the scene, the officers observed an individual walking along the street. The situation escalated when the person showed a firearm as an officer approached. The officer, from inside the patrol vehicle, fired at the individual.
Immediately after the incident, the officer began providing medical assistance until reinforcements and paramedics arrived. Despite these efforts, the man, identified as 51-year-old Graham Thomas Roberson, was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
Following standard protocol for incidents involving fatalities, the Greensboro Police Department requested the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation to carry out a criminal investigation into the event.
Internally, the Department’s Professional Standards Division will review the incident to assess whether department policies were adhered to. The officer who was part of the shooting has been put on administrative duties over the course of the investigation.