Security camera videos show officer-involved shooting in Greensboro neighborhood


GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Ring camera caught video as police shot a man accused of a burglary in a Greensboro neighborhood.

The suspect is in critical condition.

At about 11:57 p.m. Thursday, police responded to a burglary at a home on Mandela Court.

An officer walked up to the home, and a person reportedly shot at the officer. The officer fired back and hit the shooter.

The suspect was taken into custody and transported to a hospital.

Aaron Nehemiah Turner, 20, of Greensboro, is in critical but stable condition.

The officer was not hurt but was taken to a hospital for evaluation per protocol.

The Greensboro Police Department’s Professional Standards Division and Criminal Investigations Division are conducting internal and criminal investigations to determine whether Greensboro Police Department policies were followed. Upon completion of the criminal investigation the Guilford County District Attorney will review the investigation. As is departmental policy, the officer involved in this incident will be placed on administrative duty.

FOX8 counted 16 shots fired in just 24 seconds of video. 

The first of two were captured by Daveed Smith’s security camera. 

“I heard two shots. That’s when I looked outside, and I saw a female police officer running for cover,” he said. 

In the second video, the officer is seen coming back towards Turner, telling him to stay put. 

“Keep your hands up right now,” she is heard saying.

Smith has watched the video several times now.

He’s just thankful his family is OK.

“Luckily, there was no stray bullets that penetrated my house,” Smith said. “It was right in front of my house, so I was more worried for my nephew’s sake than anything.” 

Like Smith, so many other people in the Hope Valley neighborhood are still in shock.

Joshua Williams lives down the road.

He was awake when he heard the gunshots and saw police cars come into his neighborhood. 

“It’s crazy. I couldn’t believe it,” he said.

Williams wondered if it was all worth it.

“I just wish everybody would do better. Do better. Live better,” he said. “You have to break into other people’s houses that work hard for their material stuff? Go out and get a job. Get your own stuff.” 

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