GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Police have identified the husband and wife who were shot in Greensboro Tuesday night, according to a press release.
At about 10 p.m., Emanuel Lee Alexander and his wife, Wanda Annette Alexander drove to the 1700 block of Fairfax Road for a pre-arranged meeting. When they arrived at the location, a man began shooting at them.
Wanda was shot several times in the face and torso but was able to ask a nearby resident for help. The person called 911.
Upon arrival, first responders found Emanuel suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Wanda was taken to a nearby hospital and is listed in critical condition.
We spoke with Emanuel’s son, Emanuel Alexander III. He told us the shooting didn’t have to happen.
“He didn't die of a heart attack,” Alexander III said. “He didn't die from liver failure. He didn't die of natural causes. He died because of somebody's decision to take his life.”
Officers are searching for a dark sedan that was seen leaving the area after the shooting.
“Even if the person is jailed and justice served, I'm still without a father,” Alexander III said.
Alexander III hopes others hear his family’s story and make a different choice if they are ever the one behind the trigger.
“It's not worth it,” Alexander III said. “Money, material things, I don't know what it is that they wanted from him. It's not worth it to take somebody away from their family. It's not worth it take away somebody from a potential future that they have. Before you pull that trigger, before you try to make the decision to pull that trigger and take something for somebody else, think about the people that are being impacted by the decision that you make.”
Anyone with additional information about the shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.