SHP Locates Shooter After Extensive Search


The State Highway Patrol has taken a suspect into custody after this morning’s shooting in Orange County.  Authorities from the SHP, Orange County S.O., Chapel Hill P.D. and Hillsboro P.D. joined forces to locate the suspect in a wooded area near Blackwood Mountain Rd after an exhaustive search.  
At approximately 2:00 a.m., a state trooper attempted to stop a 2008 GMC SUV for a speeding violation on I-40 in Orange County.  The driver of the SUV failed to stop for the trooper, initiating a pursuit.  
During the pursuit, the driver of the SUV fired multiple shots at the trooper’s vehicle.  The pursuit concluded at I-40 and New Hope Church Rd after the driver of the SUV traveled off the roadway and down an embankment.  Following the crash, the driver of the SUV fled on foot.  
Authorities have identified the suspect as Tyler Lloyd Grantz, 20, of Kernersville.  The shooting investigation is being handled by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.   

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