Police searching for Salisbury man who shot at Salisbury Police officer

  • Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 11:37 a.m.

SALISBURY — Law enforcement are looking for a Salisbury man who they say shot at a police officer Saturday night in front of a North Shaver Street home.

Salisbury Police Sgt. Bryant Willis, who was not injured, was in the area and noticed a car parked along the curb facing oncoming traffic. The vehicle was blocking the street. The officer slowed down in order to move around the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle immediately sped away. As Willis was turning around to pursue the vehicle, a man standing on the porch of a home at 502 N. Shaver St. fired at least five shots in the direction of the patrol car. The officer was not able to catch up to the vehicle.

Antoine Alphonzo Holmes, 34, is a black male, 5 feet 10 inches and 220 pounds. He’s wanted on charges of possession of a firearm by a felon. Other charges are pending and the investigation is ongoing. He has previously been convicted of assault on a female, criminal contempt, traffic infractions and drug possession.

Authorities say a .380 automatic handgun was used in the shooting. No bullets hit the car or the officer, said Police Capt. Shelia Lingle.

Willis is a 10-year veteran with the police department who was recently promoted.

Holmes has been known to be at one of two Salisbury addresses — 729-B Victory St. and 427 E. Cemetery St. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Antoine Holmes is asked to contact the Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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