Schools Locked Down After Ambush on Police

It sounds like someone lured police into a area specifically to shoot them. From Fox Carolina:

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – Greenville police swarmed a neighborhood Friday morning after they said someone fired shots at an officer.

The shooting happened about 10 a.m. near Mauldin Road and Cavalier Drive.

Greenville Police Chief Terri Wilfong said an officer tried to pull over a vehicle, but the driver of the vehicle jumped out and fled into a nearby apartment complex.

Wilfong said that when officers went into the apartment complex to look for the driver. They said during that search someone jumped out and started firing shots at the officer. She said the officers conducting the search returned fire.

The person fled the scene, and that was when the massive manhunt began, Wilfong said. She said no one was hurt during the shooting.

Wilfong urged anyone who notices anything suspicious in the area to call 911 immediately. She said a reverse-911 call was placed to the area affected by the manhunt to notify residents of the search.

Greenville County deputies said they are assisting in the search.

The man was described as black, between 30 and 35 years old, wearing gray pants and a gray shirt. He has long hair pulled back into a ponytail. The man was believed to be armed.

The officer was not injured in the shooting.

Here’s a briefing from Terri Nifong:

Be careful out there.

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2 Responses to “Schools Locked Down After Ambush on Police”

  1. Evan Will on October 28th, 2011 3:26 pm

    This sort of stuff is continually creeping more and more to home…literally.

  2. Rob Taylor on October 28th, 2011 3:36 pm

    There was a similar, but worse incident in Oakland a while back. That had two snipers and a third who lured cops into the killzone.

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