Greenville standoff ends with suspect in custody

Greenville standoff ends with suspect in custody

A Greenville police officer has been shot and is expected to recover after responding to the domestic call, according to officials.

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) -A standoff that began after a Greenville police officer was shot late Tuesday night has come to an end early Wednesday morning with the suspect in custody.

Police say they arrested the man around 2 a.m. after being barricaded inside an apartment on Glendale Drive for five and a half hours. The situation began when the officer responded to what was believed to be a domestic call Tuesday night at the apartment around 8:30 p.m.

Police said the suspect shot through the door, injuring the officer.

It was unclear at first if the officer was injured by shrapnel from the door or was actually shot. Police later confirmed while the officer was at ECU Health Medical Center that gunfire wounded the officer. Officials say the officer is expected to recover.

Police also say a 9-month-old child who was in the home with him is safe and was not injured.

Hooker Road between West Arlington Boulevard and Howell Street was closed for several hours while police worked to get the man out of the home.

Anyone not instructed to evacuate was asked to shelter in place.

Stay with WITN as we work to learn more about the suspect.

GPD officer injured responding to domestic call

GPD officer injured responding to domestic call

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