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Greensboro police officer shoots, kills man following suicide call, police department says

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A Greensboro police officer is on administrative duty after a shooting they were involved in on Wednesday left one man dead.

Around 8:21 a.m., officers arrived at the 2100 block of Crestridge Road to respond to a threatening suicide call.

There, they encountered Titus Kopp, 28, of High Point, who was armed with a knife, according to police.

A press release from the Greensboro Police Department states that Kopp ignored demands to drop the weapon and approached the officer with the knife. The officer shot Kopp then requested EMS and performed life-saving efforts.

Kopp was taken to a hospital where he later died.

When an incident involves a death, GPD protocol is to contact the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation to conduct a criminal investigation to determine if GPD policies were followed.

The press release does not name the officer involved.

Source: Fox 8 News Channel

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