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Man shot by Rocky Mount police officers

Posted December 25, 2010 9:52 a.m. EST

— Rocky Mount police wounded a man who sped away from them and nearly ran some officers over early Christmas Day.

An officer noticed a suspicious-looking vehicle in the parking lot of Stallings Oil Company on U.S. Highway 301 South around 1 a.m., police said. The driver sped away, and officers followed him.

Police said the driver – identified as Alphonso Moore, 39 – pulled around a house at 518 Dexter St., then backed out onto the street, nearly running over some officers. Police fired, striking Moore and his vehicle.

Moore drove away again, and his vehicle crashed into a tree at 649 Raleigh Road, police said. He tried to run but was quickly caught by officers.

Moore suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was taken to Nash General Hospital.

Once released from the hospital, he will be charged with attempted assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, damage to property and multiple traffic offenses.

The officers, whose names haven't been released, were placed on administrative assignment, and the State Bureau of Investigation is reviewing the shooting. Those steps follow standard procedure for officer-involved shootings.