Suspects arrested after gunshots fired at Greensboro police conducting search warrant

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Left to right: Deonta Duran Staton and Virgil Lee Ireland

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Three people were arrested and drugs and weapons seized after gunshots were fired at Greensboro police officers conducting a search warrant early Friday morning.

It happened at 3322 A Beck St. at about 5:45 a.m. as officers were searching for narcotics, Greensboro police said in a press release.

Police said the warrant was granted after officers investigated a tip indicating that illicit drugs were possibly being sold there.

As officers entered the home, they were met with gunfire. No officer was stuck by bullets. Police did not return fire.

Virgil Lee Ireland, 40; Dennise Michelle Breeze, 48, and Deonta Duran Staton, 21, all of Greensboro, face various charges in connection to the shooting.

Police seized two firearms, 17 grams of heroin, three grams of powder MDMA, 294 grams of crack/cocaine, 2,323 grams of marijuana, and $2,040 in cash from the search.

Google Map for coordinates 36.082940 by -79.751729.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.