2 N.C. officers fatally shot


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.


A police officer searches the area where two Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers were killed in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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.

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.

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