GREENSBORO, North Carolina --A hand-to-hand struggle during an arrest attempt and then an exchange of gunfire left a suspect dead and a Greensboro police officer wounded, authorities said Saturday.
Carlos Keith Blackman, 25, died late Friday from multiple gunshot wounds, police said. The male officer was released early Saturday after hospital treatment for a single gunshot in his upper torso, police said.
The injured officer, his female partner and the driver of the car the partners stopped for questioning were not released. The female officer and the car's driver weren't injured.
Blackman was a passenger in a car pulled over by the two Greensboro officers Friday afternoon and he ran away from the traffic stop, Greensboro Police spokeswoman Susan Danielsen said in a written statement. Police did not say why the car was stopped, but said the officers were patrolling the area after a tip of drug activity.
The male officer chased and caught Blackman, and according to audio and partial video from the officer's body camera the two struggled on the ground before Blackman escaped and started to run again, police said.
Gunshots erupted. Police did not say who fired first or how many times Blackman was shot.
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