A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer shot and killed a man Tuesday afternoon in the University area. CMPD said the man was armed with a gun and posed an “imminent deadly threat.”
The department did not immediately release the name of the man who was killed or the name of the office who shot the man.
The shooting happened at 3:54 p.m. at The Village at College Downs on Old Concord Road, near University City Boulevard.
According to CMPD, officers from the Metro division were in the area looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant when they saw a man inside a vehicle.
The man got out of the vehicle with a gun and then got back in, according to CMPD. As officers approached the vehicle, the man, still armed, got out of the vehicle once more and posed “an imminent deadly threat to the officers,” according to CMPD.
The man was shot by an officer and pronounced dead at Carolinas Medical Center.
A gun was recovered, according to CMPD.
The officer involved in the shooting was placed on administrative leave, which is CMPD’s policy in all officer-involved shootings.