OFFICER DOWN: North Carolina Officer Killed in Shootout by Burglary Suspect
Gaston County, NC – A Mount Holly Police Officer was killed early Friday morning in a shootout. The Gaston Emergency Medical Services said the incident occurred around 3:30am at the Mount Holly Car Wash and Arcade on Beatty Drive.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) said that officers responded to a burglary call at the business and came in contact with an armed suspect there. Multiple shots were reportedly fired by the suspect and three officers from MHPD and a Gaston County deputy who also responded.