Greenville Police release names of officer, suspect in officer-involved shooting

Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT)

UPDATE: On Thursday, Greenville Police confirmed the names of the officer and suspect in Tuesday’s officer-involved shooting on Brookville Drive that resulted in the suspect’s death.

Police say the officer is David Johnson, who began working for GPD in January 2018, and the deceased suspect is Sean Rambert, age 23.

Police said on Tuesday, Officer Johnson responded to a reported breaking and entering in progress at a home in the 2200 block of Brookville Drive, when he encountered the break-in suspect, Sean Rambert, in the street.

According to investigators, Rambert ignored the officers’ commands and a violent struggle between Officer Johnson and Rambert began. Officer Johnson fired his weapon and struck the suspect, police said.

Officers attempted life-saving measures on Rambert until EMS arrived. EMS treated Rambert at the scene, but he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Officer Johnson was transported to Vidant Medical Center for treatment of multiple injuries he sustained during the fight with Rambert. Officer Johnson’s injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Per standard protocol, the Greenville Police Department has requested the SBI investigate the officer-involved shooting.

At this point, there is no reason to believe any other suspects were involved in the incident.

UPDATE: Pitt County officials have identified the man killed Tuesday in an officer-involved shooting that hospitalized one Greenville Police officer.

The Pitt County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed Sean Rambert was the suspect killed during a struggle with a Greenville Police officer who was responding to a breaking and entering in progress, reported at 4:00 a.m. Tuesday at a home in the 2200 block of Brookville Drive.

According to police, the residents heard a loud crash and the voice of a male attempting to break in their house. They immediately called 9-1-1 and hid until officers could arrive.

A Greenville police officer arriving on the scene encountered the break-in suspect in the street. The suspect ignored the officers’ commands and a violent struggle between the officer and the suspect ensued. The officer fired his weapon and struck the suspect, police said.

Officers attempted life-saving measures until EMS arrived. EMS treated the suspect at the scene but the suspect was pronounced dead a short time later.

The Greenville police officer was transported to Vidant Medical Center with multiple injuries sustained during the fight with the suspect. The officer’s injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Per standard protocol, the Greenville Police Department has requested the SBI investigate the officer-involved shooting.

At this point, there is no reason to believe any other suspects were involved in the incident.

Any further information regarding this incident will be released by the SBI.

UPDATE: Greenville Police have released new details on an officer-involved shooting that killed a suspect and left an officer injured on Tuesday.

Greenville Police say at 4:00 a.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a reported breaking and entering in progress at a home in the 2200 block of Brookville Drive.

According to police, the residents heard a loud crash and the voice of a male attempting to break in their house. They immediately called 9-1-1 and hid until officers could arrive.

A Greenville police officer arriving on the scene encountered the break-in suspect in the street. The suspect ignored the officers’ commands and a violent struggle between the officer and the suspect ensued. The officer fired his weapon and struck the suspect, police said.

Officers attempted life-saving measures until EMS arrived. EMS treated the suspect at the scene but the suspect was pronounced dead a short time later.

The Greenville police officer was transported to Vidant Medical Center with multiple injuries sustained during the fight with the suspect. The officer’s injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Per standard protocol, the Greenville Police Department has requested the SBI investigate the officer-involved shooting.

At this point, there is no reason to believe any other suspects were involved in the incident. Officers will remain on-scene throughout the day.

Any further information regarding this incident will be released by the SBI.

UPDATE: Greenville Police say a suspect is dead and one officer is hospitalized after an officer-involved shooting on Tuesday morning.

Investigators say just before 5 a.m. Tuesday, officers were responding to a call about a breaking and entering in-progress at a home in the 2200 block of Brookville Drive.

The suspect was shot during a struggle with an officer and died at the scene, police said.

The officer was injured during the struggle and is being treated for multiple, non-life-threatening injuries at Vidant Medical Center.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation will take over the investigation into this incident.

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Greenville Police said they are responding to an officer-involved shooting that happened just before 5:00 a.m. Tuesday in the 2200 block of Brookville Drive.

Police say officers were initially responding to a reported breaking and entering in-progress when the officer-involved shooting happened.

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