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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) –

An armed suspect was shot and killed by an off-duty officer at Northlake Mall on Christmas Eve, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

It was a chaotic scene in Northlake Mall. Witnesses describe shoppers running out of stores screaming.

As last-minute shoppers were picking out their final gifts, witnesses say they heard several shots fired around 2:00 p.m.

CMPD says off-duty officers arrived on scene in response to an argument between two groups of people. Witnesses tell WBTV the shooting was in retaliation to a shooting that happened last week involving the deceased suspect’s brother.

According to police, an armed suspect was shot and pronounced dead on scene by Medic.

 

READ MORE: Cleveland19.com

Article and Picture Courtesy of WBTV-TV Charlotte, NC and WOIO Cleveland 19 News

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