Officer Michael Poe Justified In Shooting Dallas Conner

11:40 PM, Feb 27, 2013   |    comments
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Winston-Salem, NC -- The State Bureau of Investigation just wrapped up an investigation into the 2012 officer-involved shooting at Kevin Powell Motorsports. 

Wednesday, after a thorough review of the SBI report, Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O'Neill determined Detective Michael Poe's use of lethal force was justified.

Around 12:45 p.m., Aug. 17, 2012, Detective Poe, a 25-year veteran of the Winston-Salem Police Deptartment was inside Kevin Powell Motorsports on University Parkway when Dallas Antwan Connor entered the building.

Connor had a shotgun, which he pointed at several employees and customers.  He demanded the keys to a motorcycle on the showroom floor.

Detective Poe was alerted to the robbery by an off-duty police officer from another county.

As Connor forced employees toward the back of the store at gunpoint, Poe fired his police-issued gun and shot Conner multiple times.

Connor dove for cover behind a vehicle, with his weapon.  Poe continued to shoot at Connor.

Poe covered Connor's gun and called 911.  Connor was pronounced dead at the scene.

Forsyth County District Attorney

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