Law Enforcement Officials Fatally Shot During US Marshals Investigation

Several law enforcement officials were recently fatally shot during a U.S. Marshals Task Force investigation in Charlotte, North Carolina.

A total of eight officials were shot during the incident, which took place at a home in Charlotte, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Johnny Jennings at an evening news conference on April 29, 2024.

One America News (OAN) reported that at least one other suspect was found dead at the scene.

On the afternoon of April 29, 2024, several officers tried to serve a warrant in the neighborhood of Shannon Park but were struck by gunshots, leading to the deaths of three officers.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) said authorities left the area outside of the residence where the officers were shot. The incident is currently under investigation.

Jennings said the incident took place in the 5000 block of Galway Drive as the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force was conducting a warrant for the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The CMPD chief said a suspect holding a “high-powered rifle” shot the officers, who returned shots, killing the suspect.

“As officers approached, they received additional gunfire from inside the residence,” the police chief said.

Jennings pointed out that three individuals on the task force were killed and four other officers from CMPD were shot, with one “fighting for his life” in the hospital and still in critical condition.

The police chief has not disclosed the officers’ names since law enforcement is still informing the relatives of the fallen. He said authorities are now questioning two “people of interest.”

“We are very early in the investigation. CMPD will be in charge of this investigation; there are still many unanswered questions and many things we need to learn,” Jennings went on.

Police said the “threat is [now] isolated” to that region.

“The residence on Galway Drive is now clear, and the area is safe. Residents no longer need to shelter in place,” CMPD wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.