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Sources: 3 officers shot, killed while serving warrant in east Charlotte

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April 30, 2024

Sources tell Channel 9 three law enforcement officers, including one U.S. Marshal, were killed Monday while serving a warrant in east Charlotte. At least one suspect was found dead at the scene, police confirmed.

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Police haven’t yet confirmed the officers’ deaths, but said “numerous” law enforcement officers were shot.

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department shared news of the shooting just before 2 p.m. They said it happened while the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force was trying to serve a warrant in a neighborhood along Galway Drive.

Around 2:15 p.m., CMPD said “multiple” people have been taken to local hospitals and an active investigation is underway.

Sources tell Channel 9 a deputy U.S. Marshal was killed Monday in what police are calling an “active” situation in east Charlotte.

Sources tell Channel 9 a deputy U.S. Marshal was killed Monday in what police are calling an “active” situation in east Charlotte.

An active investigation is underway in east Charlotte on Monday, police said.

An active investigation is underway in east Charlotte on Monday, police said.

Just before 5 p.m., authorities said the home where the shooting happened was clear and the area was safe.

Read minute-by-minute updates below:

5:20 p.m.

Sources confirm to Channel 9 three law enforcement officers were shot and killed Monday afternoon. At least one of those officers was a U.S. Marshal, sources said.

The agencies the other officers belonged to have not yet been made public.

CMPD: House cleared, 1 suspect dead

4:48 p.m.

At least one of the shooting suspects was found dead at the scene, a home on Galway Drive, CMPD said.

The home is now clear and the area is safe, CMPD said. Neighbors no longer need to shelter in place.

CMPD said officers are questioning two other people inside the home.

Police said they will remain at the scene, along with other law enforcement agencies. Some roads in the neighborhood are still closed, and CMPD asked for patience as they work the scene.

Police said they will share more in an update to reporters around 5:40 p.m. Channel 9 will carry that news conference live.

4:47 p.m.

CMPD said its SWAT Team is still working to clear the home. They cautioned neighbors to expect police in the area.

Neighbors who work nearby spoke with Channel 9′s Tina Terry about what happened.

“It makes me feel sad, you know, because every single day there’s something going on in Charlotte. Either chasing or shooting,” said Carlos Figueroa.

“I hope they’ll be alright, I really do,” said Jackie Byrd. “I’m praying for them and their families and that everybody will be alright. Not only them, but whoever is barricaded in the house. I hope they’ll be just fine.”

3:47 p.m.

CMPD said the threat is isolated to the area near the 5000 block of Galway Drive.

Police asked neighbors to continue sheltering in place and asked everyone else to continue avoiding the area.

CMPD: Marshals were serving a warrant

3:41 p.m.

CMPD said the shooting happened while the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force was trying to serve a warrant in the 5000 block of Galway Drive.

Police again said the scene was still active and will release more information shortly.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said the lockdowns at their schools have been lifted.

Sources: At least 3 officers shot

3:31 p.m.

Sources told Channel 9 two officers were shot in their legs and one was shot in the chest. It’s not clear if one of the victims was the deputy U.S. Marshal who was killed, but Channel 9 is working to learn more.

According to our sources, there were two suspects involved and at least one is wounded.

Officers are treating the investigation as a barricaded suspect situation.

CMPD has not shared which agencies the officers who were shot belong to.

3:20 p.m.

Gov. Roy Cooper said he has offered any state resources that local agencies might need.

Sources tell Channel 9′s Joe Bruno that Mayor Vi Lyles and City Manager Marcus Jones are on their way to local hospitals. The mayor is monitoring the situation, the source said.

The roads outside Atrium Health’s main hospital and Novant Health have since reopened after being closed, as have Interstate 77 and Interstate 277.

Sources: Deputy US Marshal killed

3:03 p.m.

A deputy U.S. Marshal was killed in the shooting, sources confirmed to Channel 9.

According to the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the last marshal killed in North Carolina was on Aug. 2, 1939. The last U.S. Marshal killed in the line of duty was in February 2022 in Nevada.

A parent of a student at Cochrane Collegiate Academy told our partners at Telemundo Charlotte that the school was put into a modified lockdown.

CMS confirmed that information, saying Devonshire Elementary School, Lawrence Orr Elementary School, and Briarwood Elementary School were all on modified lockdowns.

The district is trying to figure out which buses to release, based on where they are headed. They are working on getting car riders and walkers dismissed safely as well.

2:44 p.m.

CMPD said the shooting stemmed from a U.S. Marshals Task Force investigation. Law enforcement officers were on Galway Drive Monday when they were met with gunfire, police said.

Learn more about the U.S. Marshals Task Force HERE

The task force is made of officers from multiple agencies.

2:33 p.m.

According to a source at the Atrium Health hospital in Dilworth, a mass casualty response has been called. Atrium Main is the Level 1 trauma center and every trauma surgeon is being called in.

Sources tell Channel 9 a deputy U.S. Marshal was killed Monday in what police are calling an “active” situation in east Charlotte.

Sources tell Channel 9 a deputy U.S. Marshal was killed Monday in what police are calling an “active” situation in east Charlotte.

2:23 p.m.

CMPD’s SWAT team arrived at the scene and was working the scene of the incident.

Police said the scene was still active.

Channel 9 learned several highways and roads were closed, including Interstate 77 at Interstate 277/John Belk Freeway.

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2:16 p.m.

Police asked drivers to avoid the area. They asked anyone who lives nearby to stay inside their homes.

Police said many roads were closed in order for ambulances to move more quickly to the hospital.

It’s not clear yet who was hit or what agencies they are part of.

CMPD did not initially share the severity of the officers’ injuries.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

(WATCH: CMPD investigation underway in east Charlotte)

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