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CMPD Releases Body Camera Footage Of Fatal Shooting

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has released body-camera footage from an officer-involved shooting last month that shows a heated exchange with a man wielding a knife before he was fatally shot by police.

On Feb. 2, police arrived in the 3200 block of Timberbrook Drive on a call for service. Officers were responding to a reported suicide attempt and found Charlie Shoupe with a knife. Police say Officer Daniel Flynn was among the officers to respond to the scene.

The body-camera footage from Flynn, which is less than 2 minutes, shows the officer exiting his vehicle and shouting that he didn't want to shoot Shoupe and to get on the ground. Several shots are then fired.

Shoupe was transported by Medic to the hospital where he later died.