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Man killed in police shootout at Clemmons Speedway gas station identified

Investigators said the man was wanted for murder in the Charlotte area. When officers approached him, they said he fired a gun.

CLEMMONS, N.C. — North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation identified the man shot and killed by police during a warrant serving in Clemmons on Friday. 

The SBI said Alexander Dekontee Weah died in the exchange of gunfire at a Speedway gas station on Lewisville-Clemmons Road early that morning. 

A Greensboro police officer was also shot but is OK. 

The SBI said four Greensboro police officers and one Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer were working together to arrest Weah, who was wanted for murder in the Charlotte area. 

Investigators said officers made contact with the suspect as he was leaving the gas station, and as they approached, the suspect fired his gun, shooting Greensboro officer M.J. Ambrosio. Officer Ambrosio was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and is now recovering at home. 

WFMY News 2 arrived at the scene to find dozens of evidence markers in the parking lot, including one next to what looked like a gun. 

It's not clear if the officer shot is the one who killed the suspect. A nearby business said they heard what sounded like several gunshots and someone saying an officer was down. 

The SBI is leading the investigation, which is standard in officer-involved shootings. 


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