Two Charlotte Officers Dead; One Suspect Questioned

Police questioned a suspect today in the shooting deaths of two Charlotte police officers. Police Chief Darrel Stephens says a suspect was identified with help from neighbors in the apartment complex where the shooting happened. He also says 30 witnesses have been questioned.

The officers were shot last night during a struggle with a
suspect. Police say neither officer fired his weapon.

Authorities are using a helicopter and police dogs in the search. Police say they "have an enormous number of questions" right now about what happened and how.

Police say officers Sean Clark and Jeffrey Shelton responded to a disturbance call at a Charlotte apartment complex and were shot in the parking lot. Both officers were taken to Carolinas Medical Center, where they died.

Clark had been with the department a year and Shelton had worked there since 2001. Both were married and Clark and his wife were expecting a child.


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