Homeland Security agent kills man after being hit by vehicle
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Police say a federal agent has shot and killed someone who struck him with a vehicle outside a bar in North Carolina.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said the Homeland Security agent was working with state Alcohol Law Enforcement to inspect a Charlotte bar around 2 a.m. Saturday when there was a disturbance in the parking lot.
Police say the officers went outside Tropix Bar and Lounge, and someone struck the agent with a vehicle. The agent fired back, and the driver was killed.
Police said in a statement the agent was not seriously injured. Authorities have not released the names of the agent or the driver killed.
Police did not give details about the inspection, and Homeland Security officials didn't respond to an email seeking more information.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
News 2 Geaux: DSNAP Phase 2 applications open to last names beginning...
News 2 Geaux: Governor Edwards to update state on mask mandate
Man tied to missing toddler's death may face additional charges
News 2 Geaux: Two shot in Baker mobile home park
Plans for a new Mississippi River Bridge underway