Police in Charlotte, N.C., investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting on Monday, March 25, 2019.
Photo: WSCOTV.com
Photo: WSCOTV.com

Officer shoots, kills armed man outside North Carolina Burger King, police say

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Chief Kerr Putney told WSOC-TV that officers responded just after 9 a.m. to the Burger King on Beatties Ford Road, near Interstate 85. 

Dozens of police cruisers could be seen surrounding the fast-food restaurant, which was roped off with crime scene tape.

Putney said officers responded to a call about an armed man at the business. The man gave employees an uneasy feeling, Putney said, so they called police.

When officers arrived, they spotted the man outside the Burger King, according to Putney. Authorities said the man was still armed when officers arrived, and they repeatedly ordered him to drop the weapon.

Putney said an officer felt there was a lethal threat and shot the man at least once. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

His name has not been released.

A witness told WSOC-TV the armed man had gotten into an argument with an employee inside the restaurant and that another man intervened and was assaulted by the suspect. Police have not confirmed that witness's account.

Police said no officers were hurt.

The shooting remains under investigation, and no other details have been released.

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