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Feb. 14, 1974
Caucasian Male / 26 yrs. of age
Greensboro Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Thu. Feb. 14, 1974
Officer Craft was shot and killed after responding to a call of a crazy man in the woods behind a residence. When Officer Craft arrived on the scene he was ambushed by the man and shot in the chest with a shotgun. The suspect also shot and wounded two other officers before being taken into custody.
The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and two counts of assault with intent to kill. He was sentenced to 70 years in prison on October 9, 1974. He was released from prison September 8, 2009. The suspect, who had a history of violence and assaulting guards while in prison, was jailed three days after his release for resisting arrest.
Officer Craft had been with the agency for three years and was survived by his wife and son.