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K-9 officer fatally shot during Mooresville traffic stop, suspect found dead

Posted May 5, 2019 7:28 a.m. EDT
Updated May 5, 2019 8:22 a.m. EDT

— A K-9 officer with the Mooresville Police Department was fatally shot while conducting a traffic stop on Saturday.

Around 10 p.m., Jordan Harris Sheldon, 32, was shot during a routine traffic stop on West Plaza Drive, police said. He was transported to the hospital but later died from his injuries.

Sheldon served with the Mooresville Police Department for six years as a K-9 officer. K-9 officers partner with police dogs in the execution of their duties.

The suspect in the shooting fled the scene and was later located in a nearby apartment. Once police entered the residence, the suspect was confirmed dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The investigation is ongoing.