A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer shot and killed a man early today in northeast Charlotte moments after the suspect shot and wounded a woman identified as his sister-in-law.
Police identified the suspect as Delano Williams, 55.
The incident began shortly after midnight when a female called 911 to report that her father was armed inside a home on Ernest Russell Court. The caller said her mother and aunt were still inside the house and that the father was pointing a gun at her aunt. The 911 operator reported hearing gunfire inside the home.
When police arrived, officers also reported hearing gunfire. At some point during the encounter, a woman came out with a bullet wound to one of her legs.
The woman told police she had been shot by her brother-in-law, later identified as Williams. The woman said her sister was still inside the home and that she feared Williams was going to kill her sister.
According to a CMPD statement, Williams was shot when an officer “encountered the suspect at the rear of the home and perceived an imminent, lethal threat…”
The statement said a gun was found at the scene, but the statement did not indicate whether Williams was holding the gun when the officer shot him.
CMPD said three teenaged children were inside the home when the incident began. All got out safely before police arrived.
The woman who was shot was expected to recover.
According to a CMPD statement, officers had been sent to the home hours earlier in response to a domestic disturbance. When officers got there, the statement said, the suspect was gone.
CMPD identified the officer as John Juhasz. He was hired by CMPD in February 2017 and is assigned to the University City Division.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include the suspects name as well as the name of the officer involved.