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

2 N.C. officers fatally
shot responding to call

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Two police officers shot during a struggle with a suspect outside an apartment complex died early Sunday, and a suspect was charged with murder, authorities said.

Sean Clark, 34, and Jeffrey Shelton, 35, were responding to a disturbance call at the apartment complex in Charlotte late Saturday. They were shot in the parking lot, and both died at a hospital, according to police.

"It's a real tragedy for us" ... Full Story

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