Four Officers Murdered, Four Others Wounded – Updated

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Four police officers were shot, and at least four are dead from gunfire during a U.S. Marshal’s Task Force investigation in Charlotte, North Carolina.

U.S. Marsal Service Director Ronald Coleman reported Deputy U.S. Marshal Tomas M. Weeks Jr, 48, of Mooresville, N.C., was killed. Additionally, police officer Joshua Eyer, N.C. Department of Adult Correction officers Sam Poloche and William ‘Alden’ Elliott were killed.

Three CMPD officers and a U.S. Marshals Task Force officer were injured and are still recovering.

The shooting began when a U.S. Marshals Task Force attempted to serve a warrant for firearm possession by a convicted felon. The recipient of the warrant was the person who initially opened fire. He was identified as Terry Clark Huges, Jr., and he was killed during the shootout.

He was also wanted for two felony counts of fleeing to elude. There might have been a second shooter. A 17-year-old and a woman were taken to the police station for investigation.

These men didn’t make a lot of money, and every day, they go out and risk their lives to protect us, and they do so bravely.

Original Story

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department reported that “numerous” officers were shot at the scene in the 5000 block of Galway Drive, which is in the Shannon Park neighborhood. The shooting began when the U.S. Marshals Task Force attempted to serve a warrant, police said.

The U.S. Marshals Task Force was then “engaged by active gunfire from a subject,” according to authorities. As of 3:35 p.m., the situation was still considered active, and multiple victims were transported to local hospitals.

The suspect reportedly barricaded himself in his home and began shooting at police.

According to updates shared on social media by the breaking news account RAWSALERTS, a total of 7 officers were shot, including three officers who are now deceased.  A suspect is also reportedly deceased.

CBS News reported that two of the deceased officers were local task force officers, and one was a Marshals Service deputy.


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