Officer kills suspect who stabbed another officer during domestic violence investigation: CMPD

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Sunday, August 20, 2023
NC Officer kills man during domestic violence investigation: CMPD
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The deadly encounter happened when police responded to a domestic disturbance Sunday morning.

A man was shot and killed by police during a domestic violence call investigation.

The deadly encounter happened Sunday morning after officers responded to a domestic disturbance call.

According to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), around 8 a.m. Sunday, police responded to the call at a complex 300 block of Tremont Avenue. When officers arrived, they reported hearing gunshots and forcibly entered the apartment.

CMPD Chief Johnny Jennings once the officers were inside, there was a struggle as they tried to take the man into custody. The man was able to get a knife and cut one of the officers. The injured officer retreated and one of the backup officers shot and killed the suspect.

WATCH CMPD update here.

The officer who was cut and the woman involved in the domestic disturbance call were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

"As we always talk about, domestic violence calls for service are always some of the most dangerous that officers can encounter," Jennings said. "Officers did their job today, and they did what they had to do. But we never want to discount the fact that a life was taken today."

Investigators found multiple firearms inside the apartment, according to CMPD.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is also involved in the investigation.

CMPD says the officer that shot and killed the suspect is on paid administrative leave while the investigation is underway.