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Tragedy Strikes in Charlotte: 3 US Marshals Killed, 5 Officers Injured

By:Sharla Fletcher/WDNews/April 29,2024/6:30P.MCDT

Charlotte – (WDNews) Three members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force lost their lives while serving a warrant in Charlotte, North Carolina. Chief Johnny Jennings revealed that in addition to the three fatalities, five other officers were shot during the incident.

The task force was engaged in serving a warrant related to a suspected possession of a firearm by a convicted felon when they encountered gunfire from the subject, resulting in the tragic loss of lives. The suspect, who remains unidentified, was also killed in the standoff.

Among those injured, one is in critical condition, highlighting the gravity of the situation. The bravery of the responding officers was commended, as they faced danger head-on to protect the community.

Authorities are actively investigating the incident, with two individuals from the residence being questioned as persons of interest, including a juvenile.

Expressions of support poured in from local and national officials, with North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper offering state resources to assist in the aftermath of the shooting.

The emotional toll of the tragedy was palpable, with Mayor Vi Lyles acknowledging the profound loss experienced by the community. Chief Jennings, reflecting on his decades of service, described it as one of the most tragic days he has witnessed in his career.