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2 Charlotte Officers Killed in Shooting

Posted April 1, 2007 7:35 a.m. EDT
Updated April 1, 2007 12:41 p.m. EDT

— Police were searching Sunday morning for at least two suspects in a late-Saturday shooting that claimed the lives of two officers.

Police say the killings happened at the Timber Ridge apartment complex at Barrington Drive and Milton Road on the city's east side. The officers had been sent there about 10:30 p.m. to invstigate a disturbance.

They were shot while struggling with a suspect in the parking lot, according to a news release from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Both officers were taken to Carolinas Medical Center where they later died.

The officers were identified as Sean Clark, 34, and Jeffrey Shelton, 35. Clark has been on the force for one year, Shelton for five years, the department said.

Patrol officers and the police department's special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team poured into the area after the shooting.