Suspect killed, officer wounded in shooting on Lewisville-Clemmons Road

Published 11:05 am Friday, August 5, 2022

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One officer is injured and one individual is dead after an officer-involved shooting last Friday in Clemmons.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Charlotte Mecklenberg Police Department, the State Bureau of Investigation and the Greensboro Police Department were working collaboratively to locate a homicide suspect in the Clemmons area who was a suspect in a murder investigation in Charlotte. Officers were attempting to serve a warrant on him.

The suspect, who was identified as 26-year-old Alexander Weah of Charlotte, was located in the 2400 block of Lewisville-Clemmons Road at the Speedway gas station in Clemmons last Friday. Officers made contact with the suspect while he was exiting the gas station. As officers approached, an exchange of gunfire occurred. During the exchange, the suspect fired his weapon, striking Greensboro Police officer M.J. Ambrosio.

According to a news release by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department on Monday, Weah was a suspect in the shooting death of James Hinson, who died from a gunshot wound on August 3.

Weah was pronounced dead at the scene. Ambrosio was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in stable condition with a non-life-threatening injury. He was released and is recovering at home.

As is standard procedure, the State Bureau of Investigation will be independently investigating this incident. Local law enforcement will cooperate with the investigation. The Greensboro Police Department’s Professional Standards Division will conduct an internal investigation to determine whether Greensboro Police Department policies were followed. Pursuant to departmental policy, the officers involved in the use of force will be placed on administrative duty.

Anyone with information related to criminal activity should contact the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office directly at 336-727-2112; anonymously text information, photos, and video via Text-A-Tip at 336-920-8477; or anonymously call Crimestoppers at 336-727-2800 for English or 336-728-3904 for Spanish.