Mooresville PD officer dead after being shot during traffic stop


Pictured above: Officer Jordan Sheldon who was shot during a Mooresville traffic stop Saturday night and later died at the hospital – Pictures courtesy of the Mooresville Police Department

MOORESVILLE, NC (WSIC) – A Mooresville police officer is dead after being shot during what was first considered a routine traffic stop on Highway 150 (West Plaza Drive) shortly after 10:00 Saturday night.

K9 Officer Jordan Harris Sheldon, 32, had been with the department for six years before he was shot during Saturday’s traffic stop.  He was taken to a Charlotte hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the suspect in the shooting fled the scene and was located deceased in a nearby apartment from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Numerous agencies responded to the scene which closed a portion of Highway 150 near Talbert Road late Saturday. The investigation is continuing with state and local agencies assisting.

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