UPDATE: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has identified the man shot and killed early Tuesday by two CMPD officers as Sylasone Ackhavong, 41.
The officers involved in the shooting were identified as Olin Lester and Derek Rud. Both were placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure following an officer-involved shooting.
Officer Lester has been employed with the CMPD since September 27, 2000 and is currently assigned to the Special Investigations Bureau. Officer Rud has been employed since July 18, 2005 and is currently assigned to patrol in the Metro Division.
A man threatening suicide was shot and killed by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department SWAT team early Tuesday after the man allegedly pointed a weapon at an officer.
The incident began at 3 p.m. when police where called to the 6600 block of Tuckaseegee Road in reference to a subject threatening suicide. When officers arrived, the saw a man holding a firearm, said CMPD spokesman Trietley.
SWAT and CMPD negotiators were called to assist.
“After several attempts to convince the subject to put down the firearm, the subject raised the weapon and pointed it in the direction of officers at which time two SWAT officers fired their weapons striking the subject,” Trietly said in a statement sent to local media.
The incident happened outside a convenience store. The man died in an ambulance on the way to Carolinas Medical Center.
CMPD did not immediately identify the man or the officers involved in the shooting.
In keeping with standard procedure when a CMPD officer is involved in a shooting, the Internal Affairs Bureau will conduct an investigation to determine whether officers followed departmental policies and procedures. The homicide unit will conduct a separate investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak with a homicide detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com.