Updated 11 a.m.
GREENSBORO — Authorities have identified a man fatally shot by a Greensboro police officer on Friday night.
Joseph Thomas Lee Lopez, 29, of Greensboro, died in the shooting, according to a release by Greensboro police.
Posted 9:15 a.m.
GREENSBORO — A suspect has died after being shot by a police officer after authorities responded to "a wanted person call," according to a release by Greensboro police.
Authorities have not identified the suspect, pending positive identification, nor the officer.
At 10:29 p.m. Friday, officers responded to 3504 Cloverdale Drive after a resident requested help regarding an individual attempting to enter the residence, according to the release. Officers located the individual behind the residence in a shed.
"While confronting the subject, one officer discharged their weapon striking the subject," the release said. Officers and EMS personnel attempted life-saving measures before the individual was pronounced dead, police said.
The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation is conducting a criminal investigation into the incident. The Professional Standards Division of the Greensboro Police Department is conducting an internal investigation to determine whether department policies were followed. Per departmental policy, the officer involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative duty, according to the release.
Police provided no additional information. The area is in north Greensboro, near Joyner Elementary.
Two other shootings involving Greensboro police officers — one of them fatal — were reported earlier this year.
On Aug 28, Officer J.M. Chavez was injured in the police department's parking lot downtown after he was physically attacked by 41-year-old Christopher Corey Moore, the department said.
Moore entered the department’s employee parking lot and used an accelerant to set a marked patrol car on fire, police said. After lighting the fire, Moore attacked Chavez, who was entering the building, Police Chief Brian James later said at a news conference.
Two nearby officers, A.L. Dellinger and R.T. Brooks, heard the attack and found Moore attacking Chavez, James said. Those officers shot Moore, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
On October 11, Officer D.A. Young shot 25-year-old Lewis Latrell Harrison III, who police said had fled from a vehicle police had stopped at South Elm-Eugene Street and West Vandalia Road. Young chased Harrison on foot and "the suspect raised his weapon towards the officer and the officer discharged his weapon striking the suspect," the news release said at the time.
Harrison was taken to a hospital with injuries. He was later charged with assault by pointing a gun, assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, possession of a stolen firearm, felon possessing a firearm and resist, delay and obstruct a public officer, the department said.
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