Security company releases statement on officer’s involvement in shooting outside Guilford County Courthouse in Greensboro


GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The security company that employs an officer in Monday’s officer-involved shooting outside the Guilford County Courthouse in Greensboro has released a statement.

At about 11:30 a.m. Monday, police responded to the shooting on Eugene Street.

Three men were injured in the shooting. One of those men, identified as Avion Imeen McLean, 20, of Laurinburg, has died.

One victim is in critical condition and the third victim has non-life-threatening injuries.

“The investigation has revealed thus far that multiple individuals were exchanging gunfire in close proximity to the South Eugene Street entrance to the courthouse. A company police officer witnessed the shooting in progress and engaged an armed subject by discharging his weapon. Police are still in the process of investigating to determine the sequence of events,” Greensboro police said in a news release on Monday.

On Tuesday, North State Security Group released the following statement on their officer’s involvement in the shooting:

“On the morning of November 16th, a company police officer, sworn with North State Company Police Department, was in an officer-involved shooting in which our officer engaged an active shooter at the Guilford County Courthouse in Greensboro. The company police officer is currently on paid administrative leave pending this investigation. Any further questions regarding this incident should be directed to the Greensboro Police Department, which is actively conducting this investigation.”

Greensboro police say they want to hear from anyone who knows anything, anyone who may have damage or anyone who was hurt.

Greensboro Police Chief Brian James said the shooting appears to have been targeted but they are working to confirm that.

Deputies obtained security camera video of the shooting. The video has not been released.

“I’m very worried about it,” James said. “This is insane to have a shooting in broad daylight like this, in the middle of downtown, a heavily populated area, people going to court, people going to work, people just trying to live. This is absolutely insane and I am very worried about it.”

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