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CMPD officer shot, suspect killed in west Charlotte

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was shot in the ankle and a suspect was shot and killed late Sunday as police tried to serve a warrant at a home in west Charlotte.

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was shot in the ankle and a suspect was shot and killed late Sunday as police tried to serve a warrant at a home in west Charlotte.

The officer’s wounds were not life threatening, and CMPD did not immediately release the officer’s name or the name of the person killed.

The incident began about 9 p.m. in the 2600 block of Watson Drive, which is near the intersection of Remount Road and West Boulevard.

As officers approached the home, “they were confronted by several suspects who began firing at the officers,” CMPD said in a statement released to local media. “…Officers returned fire striking one of the suspects who was later pronounced deceased on scene.”

A SWAT team and negotiators were called after police determined that possibly suspects were inside an apartment.

Around 11:15 p.m., police Chief Kerr Putney told reporters at the scene that all the people inside the house had come out and were being interviewed by detectives, according to the Charlotte Observer. No one had been arrested late Sunday, as officers attempted to find out who fired shots at the police, the Observer reported.


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