Suspect in fatal shooting killed, officer injured

Police in North Carolina say a man suspected in a fatal shooting has been killed in a shootout outside department headquarters that also left an officer injured.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police tell The Charlotte Observer that 23 -year-old Jonathan Bennett was shoot Thursday evening after ambushing the officer.

Police say the unidentified policeman suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Police had sought Bennett after policemen responding to a call on Thursday discovered a woman inside a home with a gunshot meander. She was pronounced dead at the scene

The woman’s identity hasn’t been released pending notification of relatives.

Police said the woman and Bennett had a child together, and police believed the suspect had taken the child. The child was afterward procured unharmed.

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