Man shot by Greensboro police officers responding to assault, shots fired call

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A man was shot by Greensboro police on Monday morning.

The Greensboro Police Department responded to an assault with shots fired call that occurred at 2705 McArthur Drive off of East Meadowview Road and South Elm-Eugene Street Monday morning.

Police say around 5:30 a.m. a call came into 911 that Dominique Poe, 27, was knocking on a neighbor's door and had threatened the neighbor by pointing a gun to his head.  After a struggle, the neighbor was able to get away but heard a gunshot fire toward his door, officials said.

Because police had responded to the home just a day earlier -- the first was a death investigation for the death of Poe's mother -- officers tried to calmly disarm Poe. Police said they believed Poe was distraught from his mother's death.

They were not able to disarm Poe and shots were exchanged between Poe and three officers. Poe was shot in the shoulder.

No officers were injured. The officers are on leave as the department reviews body camera footage.

The officers were identified as Officer A.L. Dellinger, who joined GPD in March 2009; Officer K.R. Pattman, who joined GPD in January 2013; and Officer D.A. Young III, who joined GPD in November 2013.

Poe was treated for his injuries and has been released from the hospital. He will go under a psychiatric evaluation.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.

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