On December 18, 2021 during a busy Christmas shopping season, a man stabbed a 13-year-old girl multiple times and then was shot several times and killed by a police officer in Charlotte, NC. The man broke into his ex-wife's home during an argument.
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) is conducting the investigation. The shooting was around 7 p.m. on Blairbeth Street.
The male suspect got into a verbal dispute with his ex-wife at her home. The situation got heated and the suspect forced his way into the home. The woman was able to flee, however her 13-year-old daughter was still inside.
The suspect held the teenage girl at knife point. 911 was called and officers immediately engaged in attempts to deescalate the situation.
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But then, without warning the suspect stabbed the teen girl multiple times. The officers immediately perceived a lethal threat and one officer fired his/her service weapon, striking the man.
Medic arrived and rendered lifesaving efforts. However, the suspect was pronounced deceased on scene. The 13-year-old girl was transported to Atrium Main Hospital with life threatening injuries.
The man’s knife was recovered at the scene. No officers reported being injured.