Armed suspect killed in officer-involved shooting outside of Uptown, CMPD chief says

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer shot and killed an armed suspect Wednesday night just outside of Uptown in west Charlotte, the department announced.

It happened at about 9:30 p.m. at West Trade Street and Frazier Avenue.

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The shooting stemmed from a shots-fired call. The officer got to the scene on Frazier Avenue and the suspect started to walk away, Chief Johnny Jennings said in a news conference following the shooting.

The suspect had a firearm and “was pointed at the officer on one or two occasions,” Jennings said.

The officer repeatedly told the suspect to drop the gun. The police officer believed to be in imminent danger and shot the suspect.

The person was taken to a hospital where they died, Jennings said.

The investigation is ongoing. There will be an SBI and internal investigation.

No further information has been released.

This is a developing story, check back with for updates.

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