Man shot in home by intruders claiming to be Greensboro Police

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A man was shot in his home by three men claiming to be Greensboro Police early Friday morning.

Wayne Richardson says he's lucky to be alive.

Richardson was asleep with his 5-year-old son in their mobile home on Sue Ellen Court in Greensboro around 2:20 a.m. when he heard his wife screaming.

He went to check on the commotion and discovered that three men claiming to be Greensboro Police had kicked in the door of the home.

One of them pointed a gun at Richardson and fired. The bullet only grazed the victim's head and he was treated and released for minor injuries.

The first suspect was described as a black male, between the ages of 18-25, 5'7", 120 pounds with short hair. The second suspect is described as a black male, 5'5", 120 pounds, who was wearing dark clothing and a red bandana covering his face.

The victims were not able to describe the third suspect.

The victims stated they did not see any identification on them that would indicate they were the police officers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office at 641-5963 or Crime Stoppers at 373-1000.


  • FaithC

    That’s it? They just broke in, shot this guy and left. They did not take anything? Could there be more to the story.

  • Thomas Noell

    Its bad enough that this has become a nightly occurrence in recent years in Thugsboro, when just twenty years ago it was pretty rare; what’s worse is the apathetic mentality of most city residents that seems to ignore this potentially deadly problem. Pretty bad when Duke Energy doing their jobs and clearing limbs from vulnerable power lines across the city generates more outrage than this unacceptable amount of crime in a city once deemed, some twenty-five years ago, as “one of the most liveable cities in America.”

    • Mike

      I agree. People should be concerned when things like this hit close to home, on just about an every day occurrence these days. And I understand as to the ‘WHY’ there was more outrage concerning Duke Energy’s hack job they did on EVERYONES trees they trimmed recently, because most everyone that had a tree that Duke deemed needed cutting, well, they cut-um all right, worst hack job I’ve ever seen in this town in all my years of living here. Shoot, a blind man could’ve done a better job than those guys did. And I hope the ones responsible for the hack job read my post!

      • LeAnn Vipperman

        Asplundh did the “hack job”. Either you can have the trees cleared, clear them yourself or have no power.

  • TNBaker

    “…and a red bandana covering his face.” YEah…that’s plenty enough to know the folks kicking in your door are not officers. Door busts open, start shooting until their progress is stopped.

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