A North Carolina police officer was shot and another officer was injured in a shootout on Wednesday night with a suspect who was also reportedly killed on the spot.
The gunfire took place in Concord, a town of about 79,000 people, about 27 miles northeast of downtown Charlotte.
Neither the police officers nor the suspect were immediately identified. According to Charlotte’s FOX 46, the injured officer’s injuries were not life-threatening.
THE LITTLE CITY OF NORTH CAROLINA SHOULD KILL ITS FIRST POLICE OFFICER IN THE LINE OF DUTY
Details of the circumstances of the shooting were not immediately released.
According to Charlotte’s WBTV-TV, drivers and local residents were asked to stay away from the scene on Gateway Lane near Speedway Boulevard, where several businesses are located.
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It was the second 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 in a break-in at a local car wash, Charlotte’s WCNC-TV reported. The officer’s funeral took place on Tuesday.
This is a story in development. Check back regularly for updates.