Three High Point, NC, police officers were shot Friday during a barricade situation that ended with the death of the shooter and another woman in the house. The officers wounds were described as "non-life threatening."
The incident began at 11:15 p.m. Thursday when an officer heard shots fired in the neighborhood.
The officer tracked the shots to the source and found Josue Drumond-Cruz, who was uncooperative, went back into the house and then came back out on the front porch with a rifle, police said.
Officers began handling the situation like a barricade situation and set a perimeter and called in tactical and negotiation units, officers said.
Officers determined that a woman and two children were inside the house during this time and located a search warrant and arrest warrants during this time, police said. No contact could be made with Drumond-Cruz at that time.
When the team tried to breach the door at about 3 a.m., they were fired upon and three officers were wounded. Drumond-Cruz then barricaded himself inside the home, WXII reports.
Law enforcement said all of the officers' injuries are non-life-threatening, with one officer being shot in the hand and one officer being shot in the arm. Another officer who was shot in the leg underwent surgery and is expected to leave the hospital Saturday.
The barricade ended around 10:30 a.m. and no other officers were injured. Police said Drumond-Cruz was found dead when they entered the house, a woman was also dead inside the home. The two children were found alive and were taken to the hospital.