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

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

- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police confirmed an officer was shot in the leg and a homicide suspect was killed Thursday night in a shootout outside police headquarters in uptown.

Police had announced they were searching for Jonathan Bennett, who was last seen driving a white Ford Expedition, earlier in the day. Several officers returned fire, striking and killing Bennett, police said.

The suspect's gunfire hit one officer in the leg. Bennett and White had an infant daughter together, and Bennett took the child with him after the shooting, police said.

"It's obvious he knew we were looking for him", Putney said.

The first dispatch call came over the radio around 10:45 p.m., with an urgent request for officers to start heading to CMPD headquarters. An Amber Alert was issued briefly, but around 5:30 p.m., police tweeted the child had been found safe. It's not clear how many times Bennett was shot.

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The shooting outside police headquarters will be investigated by the department's internal affairs unit to determine whether the officers involved followed CMPD policy and procedures. Authorities have not said exactly where they found little Journei. Investigators told the TV station that Bennett died at the hospital.

Bennett has been jailed at least three times in Mecklenburg County since 2016, for charges including assault on a female, communicating threats and larceny.

The incident happened late Thursday night, when six to eight officers were in the parking lot of the building and were being briefed on an unrelated case.

Putney said the injured officer was in good spirits.

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.

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