CMPD Releases Names Of Those Involved In Deadly N. Charlotte Officer-Involved Shooting
UPDATE: Police have identified the officer and suspect involved in today’s fatal officer-involved shooting.
Officials say Officer Brian Walsh fired his service weapon killing 25-year-old Iaroslav Mosiiuk in north Charlotte Wednesday afternoon. Chief Putney said in a news conference earlier today that Walsh fired after he perceived an imminent threat from Mosiiuk who was holding a rifle.
Walsh has been with CMPD since April 2002, according to officials. He has been placed on paid Administrative Leave, which is standard procedure for any officer-involved shooting investigation.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CMPD is investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in north Charlotte.
The shooting happened just before 1pm Wednesday on Justice Avenue. Police say the initial call was made by a relative regarding a suicide threat, and when officers arrived they found a male subject holding a rifle. The responding officer believed the man posed an imminent threat and fired his service weapon, police say.
The subject was taken to CMC where he later died from injuries.
CMPD says both the subject and the officer involved where white males. Neither person has been identified.
While CMPD and the Internal Affairs Bureau conduct their investigations into the incident, officials say the officer involved will be placed on Administrative Leave, which is standard procedure.
We will continue to follow this story as it develops. Check back for updates.