Man Charged In Shooting Deaths Of Two Charlotte Officers Has Hearing

A judge has told the man accused of killing two Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers that he could face the death penalty.

Demeatrius Antonio Montgomery made his first court appearance yesterday on charges of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Officers Sean Clark and Jeff Shelton. They are the first Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers killed in the line of duty since 1993.

The hearing before Mecklenburg County District Court Judge Phil Howerton took just a couple of minutes. During that time, Montgomery acknowledged he understood the charges against him and said he didn't have any questions.

Shelton and Clark were shot late Saturday night at an apartment complex.