GPD releases names of those connected to officer-involved shooting outside Aldi


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Greenville Police Department has released the names of the individuals connected with the officer-involved shooting outside Aldi on Thursday.

The deceased was identified as Michael Allen Babcock, 53, of Winterville.

The bystander injured as identified as Walter Lee Murphy, 79, of Greenville.

Murphy was treated and released from Vidant Medical Center on Thursday evening.

The officer involved was identified as Brian Neague, a 9-year veteran of the Greenville Police Department assigned to the Field Operations Bureau


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) The SBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting that left a suspect dead at Aldi Thursday afternoon.

On Thursday around 2:45 p.m., the Greenville Police Department was called to the Aldi at 4515 East 10th Street, for the report of a white male aggressively harassing customers in the parking lot.

The first officer on the scene approached an individual matching the suspects’ description.

Upon the officer’s approach, the suspect produced a gun and was subsequently shot by the officer.

The suspect died at the scene.

A bystander was struck by a bullet and was transported to Vidant Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The officer, a 9-year veteran of the Greenville Police Department, was not physically injured.

Per standard protocol, the SBI will be investigating the officer-involved shooting and the officer will be placed on administrative leave.


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) The SBI is investigating an officer-involved shooting that left one dead and another injured at Aldi Thursday afternoon.

Police said the incident was reported at 4515 East 10th Street.

The initial call came in as a male being aggressive toward customers in the parking lot, police said.

Officers approached the parking lot and encountered a person with a gun.

Two people were shot, police said.

One of the individuals died.

Police have recovered the weapon.

The officer involved was not physically injured but is being evaluated.

The SBI is investigating.

Stay with WNCT for more updates.

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