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Police: One dead in Charlotte officer-involved shooting

Posted January 26

— One person was killed in an officer-involved shooting Thursday afternoon in Charlotte, police said. Authorities told local NBC affiliate WCNC the officers involved in the incident were not injured.

According to police, the shooting occurred in the 6200 block of Albemarle Rd. and involved an armed suspect.

The incident is under investigation.

Thursday's shooting comes four month after an officer shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott in September.

The shooting, part of which was recorded by his wife and shared widely on social media, caused days of violent protests and a state of emergency to be declared in Charlotte.

Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray announced in November that he wouldn't press charges against Officer Brently Vinson, who shot Scott.


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