CHARLOTTE, N.C. – One person was killed and an officer was shot in the ankle after police were fired on as they tried to serve an arrest warrant late Sunday at a North Carolina home, authorities said.
Several people fired at officers who arrived to serve the warrant, police said in a news release, and officers fired back.
A SWAT team was called to help deal with the remaining people in the west Charlotte home, but they all came outside peacefully, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney told reporters gathered outside of the home Sunday night.
The name of the person killed was not released. Police also didn't give out the name of the officer injured, but said Monday morning she is recovering from the ankle wound.
Putney did not say late Sunday how many people were in the home when the shooting happened. The chief said investigators were speaking to them, but hadn't decided whether any of them would face charges.
"The officers who responded from patrol surrounded the house. SWAT came in. Negotiators came in, and got everyone who was in the house out," Putney said.
Police did not release any additional information Monday morning, including who the arrest warrant had been issued for and what charges were on the warrant.