Hospital confirms death of man in Wilson shooting

August 11, 2010 1:14:03 PM PDT
A second person has died in an apparent domestic dispute that began Monday morning and resulted in a shooting involving Wilson police officers.

A woman was killed Monday and a man died Wednesday, according to authorities. The state attorney general's office identified the dead on Wednesday as Sugeyris Cepeda White and Eljuan D. White.

The incident began Monday morning with a call to police about a domestic dispute in the 600 block of Whitehead Avenue, which is near Barton College.

Witnesses told police they saw a man flee the area in a BMW with a woman and a child inside.

One witness told ABC11 Eyewitness News that the man driving the BMW forced a woman into the car while restraining her in a headlock. The two were seen leaving a house at 606 Whitehead Ave. The eyewitness also said the man shot the woman in the leg before forcing her into the car.

The Wilson Police Department said Monday that officers located the vehicle at the intersection of Ward Boulevard around 11 a.m. As officers approached the vehicle, shots were fired, and the BMW accelerated through the intersection before crashing into two other cars.

Police have not said who fired shots, but in a statement released Wednesday afternoon, the department said officers A. Thomas and T. Sherrod have been placed on administrative status pending the outcome of an State Bureau of Investigation probe of "an officer involved shooting."

"It is normal procedure for any employee directly involved in a deadly force incident to be placed on administrative status pending an investigation by the SBI. We want complete and total objectivity in this review and we know that the SBI will provide that level of investigation," said Chief Thomas Hopkins in the statment.

Sugeyris White was pronounced dead at the scene, but police have not confirmed how she died. It is not known if she was shot or if she died due to injuries she received in the crash.

The male driver, Eljuan White, was taken to Pitt Memorial Hospital where he died Wednesday.

A child who witnesses saw in the car was not injured. Witnesses confirmed seeing police remove the child from the car at the scene of the crash. The child was placed into police custody. There is no word on the relation of the child to the man and woman in the car.

Police also have not said how the man and woman are related.

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