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Man fatally shot by Charlotte police officer

Posted March 8

One man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a shooting involving a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer, officials said.

— One man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a shooting involving a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer, officials said.

The incident happened at around 1 p.m. on Justice Avenue when officers responded in reference to a suicide threat call for service, according to police.

When officers arrived, they found a man holding a hunting rifle. The officer perceived the man to be an imminent threat and fired his service weapon.

The injured man was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Both the officer and the deceased man were white.

Per department protocol, the officer has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

No additional details have been released.

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  • Bobbi Crooks Mar 9, 8:08 a.m.
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    How about organizing a demonstration yourself? Everybody sits back waiting on someone else to do the hard work while more and more HUMANS are getting slaughtered. Or is it that white ppl are scared to speak out because they "may" get in trouble? Whichever it is, it's a shame. We all need to stand together in this country to fix anything. But we can't get past the racial divide used to distract us from the real problems the country faces.

  • Jim Dunn Mar 8, 9:04 p.m.
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    So where's the outrage? Where Rev barber the buffet slayer?

  • Jim Smith Mar 8, 8:43 p.m.
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    White Lives Matter

  • Jeff Freuler Mar 8, 8:39 p.m.
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    I wonder if there will be any post shooting protests or riots. Oh no that's right as the deceased is white