On September 10, 2017 at approximately 11:40 PM, officers with the Huntersville Police Department responded to Presbyterian Hospital at 10030 Gilead Road in Huntersville in reference to a man with a gun who had fired several shots. Upon arrival, hospital staff and witnesses directed officers to the area where the man with the gun was last seen. During a search of the area, officers encountered the man still armed with the gun. An encounter ensued, during which, the officers, felt threatened by the man’s actions and fired several rounds striking him. The man involved was pronounced deceased at the scene. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin. During this incident no further injuries occurred to officers, patients or hospital staff.
In accordance with established procedures, the Huntersville Police Department has requested that the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations conduct the investigation into the officer involved shooting. The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the preliminary investigation.
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