By KYTJA WEIR
The Charlotte Observer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Two Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers were shot and killed in the line of duty late Saturday when they responded to a call at an east Charlotte apartment complex.
The two shooters remain at large this morning, with police searching the area extensively with helicopters and patrols. Police did not have a detailed description about the two men but asked anyone with information to call 911.
A police officer searches the area where two Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers were killed in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Officer Sean Clark and Officer Jeffrey Shelton both died at Carolinas Medical Center early today. They were the first Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers fatally shot in the line of duty in more than a decade.
The two North Tryon division officers were called out to handle a reported disturbance at 10:26 p.m. at the Timber Ridge Apartments near Milton Road, police said.
2 N.C. officers fatally shot