Suspect in standoff at Greensboro apartment complex in custody

GREENSBORO, N.C. – A man accused of committing violent crimes is in police custody after a nine-hour standoff with Greensboro police.

Detectives found 34-year-old Vit Da Ha shortly before midnight last night at the Carolina Woods Apartments on North O’Henry Boulevard where they tried to take him into custody.

Ha refused to comply with the detectives’ commands, verbally threatened the detectives, pointed a firearm at officers, and then barricaded himself in a ground floor apartment, Greensboro police said in a press release.

Officers evacuated about 60 people from nearby homes and offered them shelter and food at a police substation.

A small portion of North O’Henry Boulevard between Associate Drive and Wilcox Street was closed to traffic in order to contain the area.

During the standoff, Ha, the only occupant of the apartment at the time, engaged police with multiple shots from a semi-automatic weapon at least three times, according to police.

Police returned fire on at least two occasions. No officers were injured in the exchanges.

Ha has active warrants for arrest for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill, discharging a firearm in the city and assault by pointing a gun for incidents that occurred on Aug. 8.

Police said in a press release that he also has an active warrant for arrest in Guilford County for robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with an armed robbery of the Hicone Stop convenience store at 4710 Hicone Road on Oct. 19.

Ha also has warrants from the High Point Police Department for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill and possession of a firearm by felon for a shooting ton Sep. 25. He has three additional warrants with same charges for a shooting that occurred in High Point on Oct. 25.