Charlotte Police Department under siege after an armed suspect ambushed several police officers on Thursday night. The suspect was pronounced dead later that day. One officer was rushed to the local hospital with a non-lethal leg wound. The man was wanted in the murder of a 23-year-old woman and the kidnapping of an infant.
Charlotte Police Department Under Siege
According to the official police reports, on Thursday night, at 11 p.m. a white van pulled inside the compound of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police headquarters. Shortly after, the vehicle’s occupant, later identified as 23-year-old Jonathan Bennett, opened fire on the officers located in the compound.
After a brief fire exchange, the individual was gunned down by officers from the N.C Probation and Parole and the North Tryon Division. During the event, one officer one officer was injured and rushed to the local hospital for emergency surgery.
According to the officers who participated in the heated fire exchange, their colleague was among the first targeted by Bennett and was shot in the leg. Fortunately, the injury appears to be non-life threatening, and the officer is expected to make a swift recovery at the Carolina Medical Center.
As for the gunman, the authorities transported the attacker to the hospital where he was later declared dead. Jonathan Bennett, the individual who opened fire inside the Charlotte Police Department compound, was wanted for the murder of 23-year-old Brittany White and the kidnapping of his child.
The authorities declared that shortly after gunning down his mother, Jonathan left with his daughter. The child was later found by the authorities.
Kerr Putney, the Chief of Police, declared that this type of event showed how dangerous police duty can be and applauded the officers who managed to subdue the gunner. All officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave for the duration of the internal investigation.
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