Homicide suspect shot dead after he 'ambushed' officers at CMPD headquarters

Jan 13, 2018, 06:47
Homicide suspect shot dead after he 'ambushed' officers at CMPD headquarters

Bennett had been the subject of a manhunt since Thursday afternoon when he allegedly shot and killed his 23-year old girlfriend, Brittany White, in west Charlotte.

Investigators told the TV station that Bennett died at the hospital. They asked officers across the state to be on the lookout for him.

Jonathan Bennett, 23, drove into the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police headquarters at around 11 p.m. on Thursday as officers were meeting outside the building, Fox 46 Charlotte reported. One officer was hit by gunfire, while police returned fire on the suspect, shooting and killing him.

A man wanted in the death of his girlfriend was shot dead Thursday after North Carolina authorities say he attempted to ambush officers at police headquarters.

"He ambushed us, he shot at us", CMPD Police Chief Chief Putney said in a press briefing Friday morning. "That's about all that we're aware of at this time".

"If she is watching this right now, I say, 'Officer Shue, we are proud of you and we are hoping you will have a great recovery very quickly, '" Lyles said. "Officer down at the LEC". "Two CMPD officers and two probation officers fired their weapons during this incident", CMPD said. "Slow the traffic. Nobody get hurt". The injury was not life-threatening.

Putney did not know why Bennett was near police headquarters.

Shortly after 2 p.m. officers responded to the 4100 block of Carlyle Drive and discovered the body of a woman. Bennett and White were the parents of an infant daughter.

Adding to the urgency: Bennett and White had a child together, an infant named Journei - and she was missing.

But there was no word on Bennett.

The girl was later found unharmed. "Bennett should be considered armed and risky". She was recognized as officer of the month last August for her outstanding work in keeping Hidden Valley neighborhood members safer.

Records from the Mecklenburg County Jail show that Bennett was previously arrested for communicating threats and assault on a female.

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