Amber Alert suspect dead after shootout with Charlotte police; officer injured

Amber Alert suspect dead after shootout with Charlotte police; officer injured

According to CMPD Chief Kerr Putney, just before 11:00 p.m. CMPD officers were meeting outside of headquarters at 601 E. Trade Street for a briefing on an unrelated operation.

Police have not released any details about how and where his daughter was found. The officer was shot in the leg and was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, officials said.

A dozen shots were reportedly fired by Bennett before he was shot.

An officer was shot and injured in the shooting at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Law Enforcement Center.

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Jonathan Bennett was killed when he ambushed a group of officers in the parking lot of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Headquarters on Thursday night, Police Chief Kerr Putney said.

. He was detained and transported to the Carolinas Medical Center- Main where he later died due to his injuries. "Slow the traffic. Suspect is in custody".

Putney said it was doubtful that there would be any body camera footage from the shooting outside CMPD headquarters because it was an ambush. Jonathan Bennett should be considered armed and risky, police warned. Investigators told the TV station that Bennett died at the hospital. He had last been seen driving an older, white Ford Expedition with NY license plates HUP3071, reported WCNC.

Records from the Mecklenburg County Jail show that Bennett has been arrested before and faced charges including communicating threats and assault on a female. Six to eight officers were outside, some of which were parole and probations officers.

As the ambulance left, police began their investigation and sealed off the parking lot, but their guard was still up to make sure no other officers were in danger. The officers involved will be placed on administrative leave.

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