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Wicked Blue

(5,893 posts)
Mon Apr 29, 2024, 02:55 PM Apr 29

'Numerous' officers hurt in 'active' east Charlotte shooting, CMPD says

Source: WSOCTV

CHARLOTTE — “Numerous” law enforcement officers have been shot Monday in what police are calling an “active” situation in east Charlotte.

Around 2:15 p.m., the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said “multiple” people have been taken to local hospitals and an active investigation is underway.

Read more: https://wwww.wsoctv.com/news/local/cmpd-investigation-underway-east-charlotte/6PTLZP4FLFE4DA5ALFT65QDTA4/?outputType=amp



CNN-
“Numerous law enforcement officers” have been shot in an “active situation” in Charlotte, North Carolina, police say.

“The scene is still active. Avoid the area. Many roads are closed for faster ambulance transport. Please cooperate with authorities,” the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said on X.

The incident is at the 5000 block of Galway Drive, police said, and a SWAT team is on scene.

“The US Marshals Task Force, which is comprised of officers from multiple agencies, was conducting an investigation in the area of the 5000 block of Galway Dr when they were engaged by active gunfire from a subject,” police said. “Multiple law enforcement officers have been struck by the gunfire and are being transported to the hospital.”

https://www.cnn.com/2024/04/29/us/officers-shot-charlotte-north-carolina/index.html
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'Numerous' officers hurt in 'active' east Charlotte shooting, CMPD says (Original Post) Wicked Blue Apr 29 OP
Good luck and healing to all mahina Apr 29 #1
Terrible TexasDem69 Apr 29 #2
If only they had guns to defend themselves IronLionZion Apr 29 #3
I did a Google map walk around the area Leith Apr 29 #4
U.S. Marshals were there.... Happy Hoosier Apr 29 #5
Oh, yeah Leith Apr 29 #6
I just read that 3 officers were fatally shot in that incident. StarryNite Apr 29 #7
AP is reporting 3 killed and 5 wounded BumRushDaShow Apr 29 #8
awful Wicked Blue Apr 29 #12
Serving a warrant, dangerous thing to do Warpy Apr 29 #9
In Charlotte Proper, That Price Range... GB_RN Apr 29 #10
I hope Congress addresses this shit soon Warpy Apr 29 #11
Ugh. GB_RN Apr 29 #17
Maybe after the next crash they'll be affordable Warpy Apr 29 #19
Apparently they were serving a warrant on someone for illegal possession of a firearm nt Wicked Blue Apr 29 #16
UPDATE: 3 law enforcement officers killed in shooting at Charlotte, North Carolina, residence, 5 other officers shot brooklynite Apr 29 #13
Good grief! Delphinus Apr 29 #14
Apparently, so brooklynite Apr 29 #15
How can any law enforcement officer support semi-automatic weapons? NowsTheTime Apr 29 #18

IronLionZion

(45,884 posts)
3. If only they had guns to defend themselves
Mon Apr 29, 2024, 03:57 PM
Apr 29

the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. An armed society is a polite society. The only solution is more guns.



Leith

(7,830 posts)
4. I did a Google map walk around the area
Mon Apr 29, 2024, 04:29 PM
Apr 29

It's residential. It looks a lot like the neighborhood I grew up in.

It wasn't somebody shooting up a commercial building, their workplace, or a school. It was probably personal (imnsho).

Edited 20 minutes later: apparently the shooter was being served a warrant and decided to "refuse the delivery."

Happy Hoosier

(7,610 posts)
5. U.S. Marshals were there....
Mon Apr 29, 2024, 04:47 PM
Apr 29

They were there looking for someone in particular. Seems like they found them.

Warpy

(111,792 posts)
9. Serving a warrant, dangerous thing to do
Mon Apr 29, 2024, 06:13 PM
Apr 29

3 dead, sniper set up in a neighbor's house per WSOC.

It will be interesting to find out what flavor of lunatic this is.

Looks like a decent area, houses in the 300=420K range,

(Odd how I can remember TV call letters from a lot of places I've been, memory is weird)

GB_RN

(2,541 posts)
10. In Charlotte Proper, That Price Range...
Mon Apr 29, 2024, 06:30 PM
Apr 29

Is a starter home.😂

Seriously, though, prices in the RDU area start around there. We have people moving here from the West Coast who think that housing prices here are cheap - compared to there, I guess they are - and they pay asking prices, or more for houses in established neighborhoods, thereby driving up prices and making housing unaffordable for everyone else.

Price creep has even hit my hometown, a college town in the eastern part of the state. New(er), two bedroom apartments rent for $1500-1700, which is what you’d pay in the RDU area. Four years ago, that same apartment back home would have rented for about $1000, give or take.

Warpy

(111,792 posts)
11. I hope Congress addresses this shit soon
Mon Apr 29, 2024, 06:59 PM
Apr 29

but that will hinge on getting the clowns out of it in the next election. Hedge funds and other institutional investors don't belong in things like housing, municipal services, emergency rooms.

I used to get two or three "we pay cash for houses" when I lived in my own home and that's in a cruddy neighborhood in New Mexico, where house prices have crept up slightly but that's all.

I moved here from Boston, where prices are particularly insane. It was the only place I lived that ever felt like home. When I start to miss it too much, I consult Zillow and look at rents in my old neighborhood. I get over it fast.

GB_RN

(2,541 posts)
17. Ugh.
Mon Apr 29, 2024, 08:39 PM
Apr 29

I had forgotten about the investment companies. 60 minutes did a thing on them a while back. Disappointing because they never challenged the asshole’s assertion that he was making home ownership more affordable. Can you believe that shit?

Warpy

(111,792 posts)
19. Maybe after the next crash they'll be affordable
Mon Apr 29, 2024, 10:08 PM
Apr 29

when jerks like him are completely wiped out.

Right now, there are too few assholes with too much money chasing far too few actual investments. They're trying to gobble everything up. Fortunately, most of them are now over leveraged and debt is whatt eventually wipes the lot of them out.

The problem is that in the short term they will take everything with them. If we're still saddled with Republicans and neoliberal Democrats (whose numbers are fewer now than 25 years ago), government will take too long to act and it will be a total mess.

brooklynite

(95,559 posts)
13. UPDATE: 3 law enforcement officers killed in shooting at Charlotte, North Carolina, residence, 5 other officers shot
Mon Apr 29, 2024, 07:58 PM
Apr 29
CNN

Three officers were killed in a shooting while attempting to serve a warrant at a home in Charlotte, North Carolina, including one deputy US Marshal and two local task force officers, authorities say.

A total of eight law enforcement officers were shot during the incident, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Johnny Jennings said at a Monday evening news conference.

The shooting unfolded in the 5000 block of Galway Drive as members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force were serving a warrant for possession of firearm by a convicted felon, Jennings said.

The officers were met with gunfire from a “high-powered rifle” and returned fire, fatally shooting a suspect in the front yard of the house. Jennings said the US Marshals had been serving the warrant to that suspect.


NowsTheTime

(742 posts)
18. How can any law enforcement officer support semi-automatic weapons?
Mon Apr 29, 2024, 08:42 PM
Apr 29

This makes it more dangerous for police and for any innocent they confront.

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