Winston- Salem Police Chief Comments On May 2nd Shootout

9:52 AM, Jun 9, 2012   |    comments
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Winston-Salem, NC -- On Friday, Winston-Salem Police Chief Scott Cunningham commented on the shooting involving five police officers last month.

The incident happened near the Davidson and Forsyth County line on May 2nd on Peters Creek Parkway after Winston-Salem police stopped a car with a man and woman inside as part of a drug investigation.

Chief Cunningham said that as police approached the car, a man in the passenger's seat showed his gun. Officers immediately demanded that he drop his weapon.

"He fired and as he fired his first round, officers returned fire in defense and that's where the subject was injured," said Chief Cunningham.

The shooter, Elliott Denard Coleman was shot and injured in exchange. Chief Cunningham said Coleman fired three times at officers and three officers returned a total of 11 rounds into the car.

Coleman is currently in medical ward of NC Central Prison in Raleigh where he is still being treated for his injuries.

The other suspect Margaret Robbin Wilder, had a single gunshot wound.

None of the officers was seriously injured, but one officer was cut by glass.

The chief says the SBI investigation will take 3-5 months to complete.

WFMY News 2, Winston-Salem Police

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