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One person is dead in North Carolina after a shooting involving an officer


One person was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, Tuesday. 

Officers with the Charlotte -Mecklenburg Police Department were at The Village at College Downs apartment complex Tuesday around 4 p.m. searching for a suspect who was wanted on an outstanding warrant. 

While they were there, officers saw a person, who was not the person they were searching for, inside a car at the apartment complex. 

According to police, the man exited the vehicle armed with a gun and then got back inside. 

When officers approached the car, the person got out of the car with a gun once again. 

Authorities said the man posed "an imminent deadly threat to the officers who subsequently fired their weapon striking the subject." 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Chief Kerr Putney told the Charlotte Observer that at least one officer shot the man. 

Medics rushed the suspect to Carolinas Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, the Charlotte Observer reported.

Putney also re-emphasized that the man who was shot was not the suspect the officers were searching for. 

Police said they will release the man's name once the family has been notified. 

In accordance with department protocol, the officer will be placed on administrative leave. 

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