North Carolina police officer killed, another injured in shootout; Suspect dead: report


According to reports, a North Carolina police officer was shot and killed and another officer was shot and injured.

The firing occurred in downtown Concord, about 27,000 miles north-east of downtown Charlotte.

Neither police officers nor the suspect were immediately identified. According to FOX 46 of Charlotte, the injured officer’s injuries were described as non-life threatening.

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Details regarding the circumstances of the shooting were not immediately released.

According to WBTV-TV of Charlotte, drivers and area residents were asked to remain clear of the scene on the gateway lane near Speedway Boulevard.

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It was the second line of duty death of a police officer in the Charlotte area in less than a week.

Last Friday, Mount Holly police officer Tyler Herndon was shot and killed during a break-in at a local car wash, WCNC-TV of Charlotte reported. The officer was cremated on Tuesday.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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