CHARLOTTE (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — A suspect is dead after threatening a security guard with a gun and being shot by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers at Walmart in East Charlotte on Albemarle Road.
Investigators arrived on the scene just before 6 p.m. Friday to find the security guard who said a man pointed a gun at him. Additionally, the security guard said he would shoot the officers if they responded.
As officers approached the subject, CMPD said they saw him as a lethal threat and fired their service weapons. After observing the suspect had been shot, CMPD says officers rendered aid until Medic arrived to transport him to Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries.
CMPD has identified the victim as 33-year-old Derrell Lamar Raney.
The officers involved in the incident were James Longworth and Micah Edmunds. CMPD says they have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. This is standard policy whenever an officer discharges their weapon.
CMPD recovered a firearm at the scene, and no officers were injured in the incident.
Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Homicide Prosecution Team also responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.
If you have any information that may aid investigators about this incident, you can do so anonymously by calling the CMPD Crime Stoppers tip line at (704) 334-1600 or by visiting charlottecrimestoppers.com.
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