The suspect’s gun was recovered by officers at the scene. Photo via CMPD

A robbery suspect who was shot by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers on Sunday afternoon in west Charlotte has died, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

The suspect, identified as 45-year-old Kevin Boston, was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he was later pronounced deceased.

No officers were injured during the incident.

According to a statement by CMPD, officers responding to an armed robbery call went to the 5100 block of Tuckaseegee Road shortly before 1 p.m. When they got there, the officers identified a suspect “based on the description of the suspect and items noted on the call.”

According to CMPD, the suspect fired several shots as the officers approached. At least one patrol car was struck by a bullet. The police shot back, wounding the suspect.

CMPD released a picture of a gun that the suspect allegedly used.

The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting, and CMPD will conduct an internal investigation, the department said.

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Jalon is a general assignment reporter for QCity Metro. He is a graduate of North Carolina Central University and an avid sports fan. (

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