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Standoff ends peacefully after shooting in Greensboro

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Morris Wayne Stewart (Greensboro PD)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A standoff that began Wednesday morning after Greensboro police said a suspected gunman fled the scene of a shooting has ended peacefully.

Morris Wayne Stewart, 34, fired multiple gunshots into a vehicle in the 800 block of Burbank Street around 10:45 a.m., according to Greensboro police spokeswoman Susan Danielsen.

The vehicle, which was unoccupied, was owned by an acquaintance of the suspect, Danielsen said.

After the shooting, Danielsen said Stewart fled the scene and drove to relative’s home at 116 E. McCulloch St.

The suspect initially refused to leave the house, so officers set up road blocks and called in a special response team, Danielsen said.

A short time later, Stewart exited the home voluntarily, Danielsen said.

Danielsen said there was another person inside the home during the standoff, but that person was not connected to the incident.

Nobody was injured as a result of the shooting or standoff, Danielsen said.

Stewart has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm within city limits, injury to personal property, possession of a firearm by a felon, and going armed to the terror of the public.

The suspect also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest from the ATF for a previous firearms offense, Danielsen said.