Officer shot in IHOP parking lot on Lanada Road in Greensboro; suspect taken into custody

Piedmont Triad News

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — An officer was injured in a shooting on Monday afternoon in Greensboro, according to Greensboro police.

Kendicia Melanie Clarke

Kendicia Melanie Clarke, 22, of Greensboro, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer.

At 1:55 p.m., officers were called to a domestic disturbance in the parking lot of the IHOP at 1101 Lanada Road.

When officers got there, they encountered Clarke and tried to take her into custody.

Police said a struggle ensued between officers and Clarke.

During the struggle, Clarke tried to take an officer’s gun and was able to gain enough control of the gun to pull the trigger, hitting an officer in the leg.

The officer was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury and has since been released.

Clarke was taken into custody.

Police said Clarke sustained minor injuries from the struggle.

Additional charges are pending.

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