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N Carolina officer slain in traffic stop; killer also dead

5 months 2 weeks 4 days ago Sunday, May 05 2019 May 5, 2019 May 05, 2019 12:36 PM May 05, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina police officer and his suspected killer are dead in a Charlotte suburb.
  
Mooresville police said Sunday that Officer Jordan Harris Sheldon was shot and killed during a traffic stop around 10 p.m. Saturday. Police say the killer fled the scene and was tracked to his nearby apartment, where officers found the suspect dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
  
The department's Facebook page says the 32-year-old officer was a six-year veteran. Police Chief Damon Williams identified the gunman as 28-year-old Michael Aldana of Mooresville.
  
Williams didn't respond to messages Sunday asking for details, including why Sheldon initially stopped the vehicle.
  
Mooresville is a town of 38,000 about 30 miles (48.3 kilometers) north of Charlotte.

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