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USA: Four police officers dead and four injured in a shootout

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A bloody fight between police officers trying to make an arrest took place in North Carolina, in the USA.

Four police officers were killed and four others were injured during a shootout that broke out on Holy Monday (29/4) when they went to arrest a suspect.

At least one suspect was found dead in the garden of a home after officers returned fire. shots, the Charlotte-Meckleburg Police Department said after the incident, which lasted nearly three hours.

US President Joe Biden expressed his “condolences” and “support” to the families of the dead and the injured and their families, the White House announced.

The deaths of the three members of the security forces were confirmed by the Department of Justice. .

Among the injured, one officer is in “critical condition,” police said.

The officers were shot when they went to execute an arrest warrant for a man with a previous conviction who was wanted for illegal possession possession of a weapon, Charlotte-Meckleburg Police Chief Johnny Jennings told reporters.

Law enforcement returned fire and fatally wounded a suspect before more shots were fired from inside the home, the chief added. of Jennings police.

A 17-year-old and a woman were arrested, he said, calling it an “absolutely tragic day” for “the city of Charlotte” and law enforcement professionals.

According to a press release published by his services, Justice Minister Merrick Garland said he was “shocked”.

source: CNN Greece

Source: 24h.com.cy

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