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Identity Relased Of Suspected Shooter Who Killed 4 Law Enforcement Officers In Charlotte

As WLT Report covered on Monday, four law enforcement officers were killed, and four others were injured after serving a search warrant in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The suspect of the shooting who was killed in the shootout has been identified as Terry Clark Hughes, Jr., 39.

The shooting occurred after a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force comprised of law enforcement officers from several agencies served a search warrant where Hughes was residing.

When the task force approached the house where Hughes was present, gunfire erupted.

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.

Per CBS:

Four law enforcement officers were killed and four others were wounded in a shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, while trying to serve a warrant Monday afternoon, police said. A suspect was killed in a shootout with police, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Johnny Jennings announced during a news conference.

“Today is an absolute tragic day for the city of Charlotte and for the profession of law enforcement,” Jennings told reporters.

A U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force comprised of officers from multiple agencies was attempting to serve a warrant on an individual for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in east Charlotte when the shooting started, Jennings said.

When officers approached the individual at a residence, they were met with gunfire and they returned fire, Jennings said. According to a statement released later Monday night, the officers called for backup and they continued to exchange fire with the suspect.

More gunfire came from inside the residence as officers approached the individual, setting off a long standoff, Jennings said.

The man then left the house while armed, police said, and officers opened fire and shot him in the front yard, where he was pronounced dead. He was later identified by police as Terry Clark Hughes, Jr., 39.

NBC News provided these details on Hughes’s previous criminal activities:

North Carolina State records show Hughes was convicted of breaking and entering in Person County in 2010. He spent approximately six months in prison before being released in May 2011.

Hughes was arrested in June 2012 after a high-speed chase in Alamance County. Deputies said Hughes led them on a chase at speeds over 100 mph after turning around to avoid a checkpoint. At the time, he was wanted on several warrants in numerous counties for failing to appear in court. He spent nearly a year in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and speeding to elude arrest.

Hughes was arrested by CMPD on multiple drug charges in May 2021. He was also charged with fleeing or eluding arrest with a motor vehicle. He was released from jail hours later, records show.

“I am deeply saddened by the shooting that occurred,” Vi Lyles, Charlotte’s mayor, said on X. “I ask that all Charlotteans keep them, and the other injured officers, and their families in your thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time.”


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