Suspect in fatal shooting killed, officer injured


Officer Zederbaum was hired in January 2009 and officer Decker has been with the department since July 2014.

Bennett was shot and killed in a shootout with police outside CMPD headquarters in uptown late Thursday night.

Several officers returned fire, striking and killing Bennett, police said.

When the gunfire ended, Bennett was fatally wounded.

One officer was hit in the leg.

Police do not know how many rounds were fired at this time but are conducting a criminal investigation to make sure that the shooting was legal as well as an internal investigation. "That's about all that we're aware of at this time". Preliminary investigation shows he pulled into the parking lot of Law Enforcement Center and shot at several officers who were there briefing on an unrelated case.

The officer who shot Bennett was placed on administrative leave. "Officer down at the LEC".

As is protocol for any officer involved shooting, the incident is being investigated. "Slow the traffic. Nobody get hurt". Reports state that just before 11 p.m., Bennett ambushed them, firing several rounds at the officers.

The 23-year-old suspect allegedly walked into the headquarters and started shooting.

Officers had been searching for Bennett since around 2 p.m. Thursday following the city's first homicide of 2018.

Police have not released any details about how and where his daughter was found.

The woman's identity hasn't been released pending notification of relatives.

They said they believed the killing was domestic in nature and were looking for Brittany White's boyfriend: Bennett.

This is all connected to a homicide that happened Thursday afternoon in west Charlotte.

But there was no word on Bennett.

Jonathan Bennett, 23, died in a shootout with police Friday. "Bennett should be considered armed and risky". Investigators were working on an Amber Alert to try to find her.

Records from the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office showed he was arrested twice past year, once on March 30 for assaulting a female and misdemeanor larceny and for the second time on April 6 for threatening a person. He served time in prison in 2013 for breaking and entering and larceny.