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A Gastonia Police officer was shot while assisting with an FBI search warrant at a house in north Charlotte early Friday morning.

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Activists say the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer who shot and killed 27-year-old Danquirs Franklin in March must face charges, and are calling on police and others in power to initiate long overdue cultural changes.

CMPD chief Kerr Putney answered a question from a resident during Thursday's community meeting at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.
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CMPD chief Kerr Putney says police body camera video eventually will be released from Monday's shooting of a black man by a white police officer at a fast-food restaurant on Beatties Ford Road.

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Updated 5:50 pm

The man a CMPD officer shot Friday afternoon has died.

CMPD says that 27-year-old Charlie Shoupe was pronounced dead at Carolinas Medical Center.

The shooting happened at 1:05 p.m. Friday in a parking lot near the intersection of Timberbook Drive and Tuckaseege Road in northwest Charlotte.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff

A lengthy criminal history is emerging for the man accused of killing his girlfriend and later opening fire on police officers outside CMPD headquarters Thursday night.

Jonathan Bennett, 23, had twice been imprisoned for separate cases of breaking and entering, and was involved in nearly a dozen police reports dating back to 2010.

Updated 11:35 a.m.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a man is recovering in the hospital after he was shot and injured by a CMPD officer Wednesday night.

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The CMPD officer who shot Reuben Galindo will not face criminal charges, says Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray.

Galindo, a 29-year-old Hispanic man, called police on the night of September 6th, saying he had a gun with no bullets and wanted officers to come to his home. After a brief encounter with officers, Galindo was shot twice and died steps away from his home. The gun in Galindo's possession did not have ammunition.

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It’s been nearly two months since Rueben Galindo, a 29-year-old Hispanic man, was shot and killed by police. On the night of September 6, Galindo called 911. He said he had a gun with no bullets and wanted officers to come to his home.

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CMPD has released five body camera videos related to the Sept. 6 shooting of Rueben Galindo. The footage shows he had his arms raised when officer shot him.

Rakeyia Scott addressed reporters at the north Charlotte apartment complex where her husband was shot one year ago Wednesday.
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The widow of Keith Lamont Scott, who was fatally shot one year ago, revisited the site of the shooting Wednesday. Rakeyia Scott was accompanied to the north Charlotte apartment complex on Lexington Circle by an attorney and family members, including Scott's children and four-month-old grandchild.

Standing several feet away from where her husband was shot last year, Scott told reporters that the past year had been a year of grieving.

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Updated: 1:16 p.m. 9/15/2017

CMPD has released nearly an hour of audio recorded Wednesday, September 6.

This includes police radio traffic and a call to 911 made by a man police would shoot and kill that night at an apartment building in northeast Charlotte.

Updated at 1:10 p.m.

A 29-year-old Hispanic man was shot and killed by two CMPD officers Wednesday night in northeast Charlotte. The man, identified as Rueben Galindo, had called police ahead of the shooting and informed them he had a gun, CMPD reports.

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An attorney for the family of Iaroslav Mosiiuk says police footage backs up the assertion that officers mishandled the situation leading to the shooting of the 25-year-old Ukrainian immigrant.

Body camera footage was released Monday that shows a CMPD officer shoot and kill a man whom authorities say was pointing a rifle at police. The shooting of 25-year old Iaroslav Mosiiuk occurred on March 8th in north Charlotte.

Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office

A CMPD officer will not face criminal charges in the fatal shooting of a man whom authorities say pointed a rifle at police. Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray concluded officer Brian Walsh was justified in shooting 25-year old Iaroslav Mosiiuk on March 8th.

"It is clear from the accounts of people close to Mosiiuk and from the behavior that led to his death that the decedent was suffering from a severe mental breakdown at the time of his death," Murray writes in a report to CMPD Chief Kerr Putney.

Man Killed By Police Had Fired Weapon At Officer, CMPD Report Says

Jan 27, 2017
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A man killed by an undercover police detective on Albemarle Road in east Charlotte on Thursday had fired his weapon at the officer, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police report says.

Josue Javier Diaz, 28, died in the incident, which started at about 1:15 p.m. when the car in which Diaz and another person were riding side-swiped the undercover CMPD detective’s unmarked car, police said.

The National Weather Service is investigating whether a tornado touched down in south Charlotte Wednesday evening around 6:30 p.m.  A tweet published around that time said a "possible" tornado may have been developing near I-485 southwest of Charlotte, and could cross I-77 through 7 p.m.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

In an effort to improve transparency at the CMPD, the department’s website now includes a page where the general public can get more information on police shootings and traffic stops.


South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has ordered the evacuation of Charleston and Beaufort Counties as Hurricane Matthew barrels toward the east coast. A press release sent out by the governor late Wednesday morning says residents and visitors in Charleston and Beaufort Counties should begin evacuating no later than 3 p.m. Wednesday. The governor’s office says the scope of evacuations could expand to other areas on Thursday as the storm approaches.

Charlotte Fatal Police Shooting Protests Remain Nonviolent Saturday Night

Sep 25, 2016
Jeff Siner / Charlotte Observer

Peaceful protests over a fatal police shooting of a black man continued throughout the day and into the night Saturday in Charlotte, even as police released videos of Tuesday’s fatal encounter.

Meanwhile, early Sunday, the city declared the Panthers game an “extraordinary event” meaning extra security is on the way. The game against the Minnesota Vikings is set for 1 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium; protesters were expected to be at the stadium.