Incident

8-08-2015 North Carolina Gastonia 4-1

Location

August 08, 2015

4908 Greenwood Drive
Gastonia, North Carolina
Geolocation: 35.1922, -81.2406

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Officer T.M. Leopard
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Injured
  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Officer C.M. Belli
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Injured
  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Debra Maness Childress
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Female
  • Status: Injured
  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Retired Officer Charles Dean Thompson
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Relationship: Neighbor
  • Name: Jeffrey Clyde Wilkes
  • Age: 59
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Wounded/Injured
  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, suicide)
  • Officer Involved Incident
  • Officer Involved Shooting - Officer shot
  • Officer Involved Shooting - subject/suspect/perpetrator killed
  • Mass Shooting (4+ victims injured or killed excluding the subject/suspect/perpetrator, one location)

Notes

man who shot and killed a neighbor in a home then fired on police, who shot back Retired officer's body found at 4621 Balsam Court.

Guns Involved

2 guns involved.

  • Type: Shotgun
  • Stolen: Unknown
  • Type: Handgun
  • Stolen: Unknown

District

Congressional District: 10
State Senate District: 43
State House District: 109