Person Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting In Charlotte, N.C.

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 10:43 pm
By: News On 6

Police say a person was killed in northeast Charlotte on Tuesday in an officer-involved shooting, CBS affiliate WBTV reported. 

Following the shooting, a large crowd has gathered near the scene in protest. 

The incident happened around 4 p.m. at an apartment complex. Officers said they were searching for a person with an outstanding warrant when they saw a person get out of a vehicle with a firearm.

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When the person got back into the vehicle, the officers approached. The report states that the person then got back out of the vehicle “armed with a firearm and posed an imminent deadly threat to the officers who subsequently fired their weapon striking the subject.”

The officers said they immediately requested MEDIC and began performing CPR, WBTV reported. The person was pronounced dead at the hospital. 

Police said a firearm “the subject was holding at the time of the shooting” was recovered at the scene, and that detectives were interviewing witnesses to the incident.

The officer who fired the shot has not been identified, but a police source told WBTV he is African American.  

WBTV reported that a woman claiming to be the man’s daughter live streamed the scene on Facebook for more than an hour after the shooting.

In a video, she claimed her father was unarmed when he was shot, while in his vehicle reading a book. The woman claimed her father was waiting for the school bus to drop off his son.

WBTV reported that the woman said she heard police come up to the man yelling at him to get his hands up, and then breaking open the car window. She claimed he was Tasered and then shot four times. In the video, she said the man was disabled, didn’t have a gun and was even scared of them. 

WBTV reported that about 100 people are gathered at the scene of the shooting.