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Greensboro Police officer Dale Nix shot and killed at Sheetz in Colfax

3 suspects arrested in connection with death of Greensboro police officer



Update: Within a day of the fatal shooting of an off-duty Greensboro police officer, three suspects have been apprehended in connection with the incident.

The Greensboro Police Department has identified the officer as Sergeant Philip Dale Nix, who was off-duty when he witnessed a crime at a Sheetz gas station. Upon attempting to intervene, he was shot and killed.

Sergeant Philip Dale Nix dedicated 23 years of service to the force, serving in various roles before becoming the Supervisor of the Family Victims Unit.

Among the three individuals apprehended, 18-year-old Jamere Justice Foster faces charges of First Degree Murder, Larceny, and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny, and is currently held without bond.

John Walter Morrison, aged 28, faces charges of Accessory after the fact to First Degree Murder, Larceny, and Conspiracy to Commit Larceny, and is currently held without bond.

Z’quriah Le’Pearce Blackwell, aged 18, is charged with Accessory after the fact to First Degree Murder and is held on a $500,000 bond.

A detailed account of the events that transpired that night has not been disclosed.

Original Report:

A Greensboro police officer, Dale Nix, has died after a shooting at the Sheetz on Sandy Ridge Road in Colfax on Saturday night, as reported by multiple sources.

The suspects have been arrested, according to the North Wilkesboro Police Department.

Earlier this evening, the North Carolina Fraternal Order of Police confirmed the death of an officer, a statement that Governor Roy Cooper also acknowledged.

Greensboro authorities reported the search for two suspects associated with the shooting.

The suspects reportedly fled the Sheetz, heading westbound on I-40 West in a black Chevrolet Equinox with the NC plate KKA-4332, which also displays a Hertz Car Sales plate on the front.

Investigators believe the suspects are in their early to mid-20s.

The North Carolina Fraternal Order of Police has confirmed the death of the officer in a Facebook post.

One suspect is described as wearing a black hoodie, black sweatpants, black shoes, and a green/gray toboggan, while the other suspect is reported to be wearing a jean jacket with fur and gray sweatpants, along with tennis shoes.

“Tonight, an officer with the Greensboro Police Department was shot and killed. Please keep the family, friends, co-workers of this officer in your thoughts and prayers as they deal with this tragic loss. For all of the other law enforcement officers who are searching for the suspects, please be safe and lets get all those who were involved in custody.”

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.