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BREAKING: 3 U.S. Marshals Killed In Shootout, 5 Officers Injured

Three U.S. Marshals were killed serving a search warrant in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday afternoon.

During a press briefing, authorities reported three U.S. Marshalls were killed, and five other officers were injured while serving a search warrant in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The suspect has also been shot dead.

U.S. Marshals Task Force and local Charlotte law enforcement officers also arrested a 17-year-old juvenile and a woman who were inside the house as the shooting took place.

Here’s what Fox News reported:

Three U.S. Marshals were killed, and five officers were wounded after a suspect opened fire on them as a U.S. Marshals Task Force was serving a warrant in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday afternoon, according to police.

During a Monday evening press briefing, authorities said the suspect officers were serving the warrant on was the one who initially opened fire. That suspect, police said, was found dead.

Police believe two shooters may have been involved. They said two people of interest were taken to the police station for further investigation. One person of interest is a 17-year-old juvenile, police said. The other is a woman.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) initially reported that “numerous” officers were shot at the scene in the 5000 block of Galway Drive, which is in the Shannon Park neighborhood.

Yahoo News had these details to report:

Three members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force were shot and killed, and five additional law enforcement officials were shot while they were serving a search warrant in Charlotte, North Carolina, Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Chief Johnny Jennings told reporters Monday.

At the time of the shooting, the U.S. Marshals Task Force was serving a warrant in an investigation “when they were engaged by active gunfire from a subject,” police said Monday. Jennings said it was a “high-powered rifle” that was used to shoot and kill officers.

Officers had suspected an individual of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, police said.

The suspect, who has not yet been identified, was also killed in the standoff.


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