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Published Time: 29.04.2024 - 21:04:06 Modified Time: 29.04.2024 - 21:04:06

Eight law officers were shot on Monday, three fatally, as a U.S. Marshals fugitive task force tried to serve a warrant in Charlotte, N.C., in one of the deadliest days for law enforcement in recent years, the police said. Charlotte news, charlotte shooting, Charlotte, charlotte nc


1:30 p.m. this afternoon, the U.S. Marshals fugitive task force went to the 5000 block of Galway Avenue in attempt to serve a warrant on an individual for possession of firearm by a convicted felon. When they approached that individual, they were met with gunfire. Officers returned gunfire and struck the victim, who was later pronounced deceased in the front yard of the residence. As officers approached that individual, they then received additional gunfire from inside of the residence. We were able to clear this residence and confirm that there were two additional inside. They were both brought to the police station as persons of interest. Tragically, there were three members of the U.S. Marshals task force who were pronounced deceased. A total of eight law enforcement officers were shot.

Eight law officers were shot on Monday, three fatally, as a U.S. Marshals fugitive task force tried to serve a warrant in Charlotte, N.C., in one of the deadliest days for law enforcement in recent years, the police said.

Of the five law enforcement officers who were wounded, one was in critical condition Monday evening, the authorities said. The suspect they were seeking was also killed.

Around 1:30 p.m., members of the task force went to the 5000 block of Galway Drive to serve a warrant on a person for being a felon in possession of a firearm, Johnny Jennings, the chief of police of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, said at a news conference Monday evening.

When they approached the person, the shooter fired at them. The officers returned fire and struck the person, who was later pronounced dead in the front yard of the residence. The police did not release the name of the shooter or any of the law enforcement officers.

As police approached the shooter, Chief Jennings told reporters, the officers were met with more gunfire from inside the home. Two inside were taken to the station as “persons of interest,” and one of them was a 17-year-old, Chief Jennings said.

“Today is an absolute tragic day for the city of Charlotte and for the profession of law enforcement,” Chief Jennings said. “Today, we lost some heroes that are out simply trying to keep our community safe.”

By The New York Times

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