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Special Agent Gregory W. Spinelli | United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

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Gregory W. Spinelli

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Thursday, March 15, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: North Carolina

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Special Agent Gregory Spinelli was shot and killed in Charlotte, North Carolina, while attempted to arrest a bank robbery suspect.

He and another agent were staking out a hotel room and attempting to make an arrest as two suspects left. One of the suspects was taken into custody but the other fled through a wooded area into a construction zone. As Agent Spinelli entered the rear entrance the suspect opened fire, fatally wounding him.

The man was convicted and sentenced to life for the murder.

Agent Spinelli had served with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for one year.

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Thinking of you on this day. Thank you for your service to this country. God bless you and your family.

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock
March 15, 2017

 

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