Suspect sought after pointing handgun at officer

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Police are searching for a man who allegedly pointed a handgun at a Winston-Salem police officer during a traffic stop on Tuesday night.

While patrolling near Indiana Ave. and Polo Road, Sgt. D. T. Lentz spotted a silver Chevrolet Silverado traveling on Indiana Ave. The vehicle matched the description of a vehicle that was stolen during an armed robbery on Tuesday, according to police.

Sgt. Lentz attempted to stop the vehicle near the 200 block of Pine Tree Road. The driver of the vehicle pulled over, exited the vehicle and pointed a handgun at Lentz, according to police.

Sgt. Lentz immediately drew his weapon and discharged it toward the driver. Police did not say if the suspect was struck.

The suspect fled the area on foot. A passenger inside the vehicle also fled on foot. Deputies were unable to locate the suspect or the passenger in the vehicle.

Sgt. Lentz, a 24-year veteran of the department, was not injured.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700.

20 comments

    • FaithC

      I agree with you, it is a shame he missed. I hope they find this scum and hit their target. A kill shot works for me.

    • Jerry Tucker

      If it was a good guy with a gun, they would not have been driving a stolen vehicle and would have never pointed a handgun at a police officer. Concealed Carry permit holders will never commit a crime like this but you can’t get the liberals to understand this FACT.

      Actually, they do understand it but they are too proud to admit it because it will expose the lies they spread about law abiding gun owners, especially concealed carry permit holders.

      • stevestone

        If you think everyone that has a conceal carry permit abides by the law you need to keep drinking the tea

      • Jerry Tucker

        stevestone, if you think massive numbers of concealed carry holders commit crimes, then you are the one drinking the obamaide. Show me the actual figures that state concealed carry holders commit crimes on a daily basis. Why would anyone who goes through the trouble of obtaining a CHP willingly commit crimes? There are a few out there but it is highly unlikely they will pull a gun on an officer while driving a stolen vehicle. What gets me is you liberals want to run concealed carry holders and the law abiding in the ground but you never say a thing about the criminals who victimize the innocent? Why is that. I’ll tell you why. Like kind attracts like kind.

        But oops, I forgot we are talking about the law abiding here, right? I guess I should have bowed like most liberal sheeple in my statement to demonize the law abiding while supporting the criminal element. Never will happen. A vast majority of concealed carry holders are responsible, safe carriers who will not ever commit a crime. A few do but none of us who are law abiding will ever accept them as equals. I’ll tell up front another reason why we (concealed carry holders) face so much persecution from liberals. It’s simply because we have the credentials to pass a rigorous background investigation on a local, state, and federal level. We have the drive to go through mounds of paperwork, signing forms to allow government officials to thoroughly sort through our past histories with nothing to hide at all. We are willing to go through that to exercise a right that is already guaranteed by our Constitution. We will endure that, along with sitting through training, and because we are more than willing to cooperate with the law enforcement officials on this while diligently striving to abide by the law, we are put down by those who are too lazy to go through the same exhausting steps.

        How many criminals abide by the law or can pass the trials required to obtain a concealed permit. How many criminals keep track of the changes in law and try to make sure they follow the law to the letter. How many criminals can honestly proclaim, as my fellow concealed permit holders and myself, that we are the cream of the crop when it comes to law abiding citizens. What’s more, we have the approval of the sheriff’s of the the counties we reside in, who conducted the background investigations on us. Yes, stevestone, I have a clean bill when it comes to a criminal and mental record. I also have the card signed by B J Barnes, backed up with a lengthy file of paperwork to prove it. So, what’s your excuse?

      • deb fulk

        WE NEED TO PRAY FOR THESE LOST SOULS. THEN WE NEED TO DO WHAT JOHN WAYNE AND CLINT EASTWOOD WOULD DO. I KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ASSUALTED. I HAVE BEEN AND ITS TO LATE FOR THE POLICE TO ARRIVE END THESE ABUSED SECONDS. SO YES SAVE THE TAX PAYER SOME MONEY. THE LIBERALS ARE BEER DRINKING SOME EXVETS WHO ARE LAZY AND STUPID PEOPLE.THE REAL MAN LIKE THE WARWORLD11VETS KNOW WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT.THE PRICE FOR FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.

    • Cripes A Mighty

      @ jerry tucker – Though your writing style is amazingly the same as someone here who keeps using fake names.

      What does Obama have to do with this story? What does liberals have to do with this story?

      When I see someone turn a non-political story into a political attack by trying to demonize our president, the Democratic Party, and our fellow citizens on this website, it tells me that you are so polarized by politics, that you think every issue in society is caused by liberalism. To be honest, I do not know if you are truly that uninformed, or simply too immature or uneducated to know the difference. Maybe you listen to too much propaganda from Faux News or maybe you get your marching orders from Rush Limbaugh. Wherever you get your misinformation and hate from, just move along.

      In regards to your comment that CCW permit holders “NEVER” commit crimes is so factually ignorant, I do not know where to begin. There are countless cases of law abiding CCW permit holders committing crimes, but this is another case of your mouth being bigger than your brain and IQ.

      For others here, I offer this advice. Do not respond to this individual anymore because people like him cannot be reasoned with and is the true enemy to progress and understanding in our country. Also remember that this person changes his name all the time, so just pay attention to his writing style and when you see it, just ignore his stupid comments and move on. Let the dunce sit in the corner all by himself with no one to play with…

    • Jerry Tucker

      Obviously, from mgarrett60’s reply to my previous comment, he or she does not know how to distinguish a criminal from a law abiding citizen from a written report.

  • Mr So Correct it hurts, Sr.

    “I prefer single malt to blended scotch. Back in 71 I found myself in a rice patty near Nagdione. I really prefered Zepplin to the Who.”

    This is about as on topic as Shelley’s self serving post above.

  • Thedork

    @Jerry..hey wake up dude! you stated why would someone go through the trouble of obtaining a CHP to commit a crime? Seriously?? It’s not a hard process to obtain a CHP. Just because you have a permit to conseal a firearm does not mean you are an angel sorry to give ya that wake-up call.

  • Nancy Chymicheal

    Rick you are a Nigirian scammer, all you want to to hijack computers and steal the owners money. You are a sad little leach.

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