Winston-Salem police officers shoot suspect - WNCT

Winston-Salem police officers shoot suspect

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Two Winston-Salem police officers have shot and wounded a suspect after a confrontation.

Police said an officer stopped a car shortly before 1 a.m. Friday and there was a confrontation and the officer fired at the suspect.

Police say the car driven by 32-year-old James Edward Plater drove away and toward another officer also fired at the car. The car then struck a building.

Edwards was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, where he was in serious condition.

Police did not say how many times Edwards was shot or how many shots were fired.

A passenger in the car was treated and released from the hospital for a gunshot wound.

The officers are on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated by the State Bureau of Investigation.

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