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.