Shooting in North Carolina: 4 police officers killed and 4 injured while serving a court order – La Opinion

Shooting in North Carolina: 4 police officers killed and 4 injured while serving a court order – La Opinion


The authorities reported that Four officers were killed and four others were injured. after a suspect opened fire as a U.S. Marshals Task Force in Charlotte, North Carolina, attempted to serve a court order Monday afternoon.

The officers who died in the line of duty around 1:30 p.m. Monday were identified as: Deputy Marshal Thomas M. Weeks Jr., 48, of Mooresville, North Carolina; Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Officer Joshua Eyer; and North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections officers Sam Poloche and William “Alden” Elliott.

The shooting began when a US Marshals task force attempted to serve a court order. for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

During a news conference Monday night, authorities said the recipient of the order was the one who initially opened fire. That suspect, later identified as Terry Clark Hughes, Jr., 39, was killed in the shooting.according to the police.

Shooting in North Carolina: 4 police officers killed and 4 injured while serving a court order
Two persons of interest are in police custody.
Credit: Nell Redmond | AP

Hughes was also wanted on two felony counts of fleeing from Lincoln County, North Carolina, according to Charlotte police.

Police believe two shooters may have been involved during Monday’s incident. They indicated that Two persons of interest, a 17-year-old boy and a woman, were taken to the police station for further investigation.

“We have two persons of interest at the police station who are being questioned right now. And we have confirmed that the individual that we were serving the order to was the one who fired the initial shots and died in the front yard at the end of all of this,” said Police Chief Johnny Jennings during the press conference.

Three CMPD officers and one US Marshals Task Force officer were injured and are still recovering from their injuries.

At a news conference before the fourth death was announced, Jennings called the incident “the most tragic I’ve ever been involved in.”

“I have been with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for 32 years. I do not remember an incident in which three law enforcement officers were [heridos] and three also died in the same incident,” he said.

Shooting in North Carolina: 4 police officers killed and 4 injured while serving a court order
Police Chief Johnny Jennings called the incident “the most tragic I have ever been involved in.”
Credit: Nell Redmond | AP

CMPD initially reported that “numerous” officers were shot at the scene in the 5000 block of Galway Drive, in the Shannon Park neighborhood.

All officers who were injured were taken to hospitals. At 2:23 p.m., police confirmed that a SWAT team was on the scene and urged residents to stay inside their homes.

On Monday afternoon, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper confirmed that his office was aware of the shooting.

“I am in contact with authorities regarding the tragic shooting in the Charlotte area and we have offered state resources to assist,” Cooper wrote on X.

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