One dead after officer involved shooting in North Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is conducting an investigation, after an officer involved shooting in the 2500 block of Penninger Circle. The call for service came in at 1:15 a.m., on Saturday, July 06.

Officers responded to a call about an assault with a deadly weapon.

When officers got to the scene, they spoke with the person who called. He said he and his father, got into an argument inside a home and the suspect shot at him and had barricaded himself inside the residence.

Police tried to negotiate with the father, 59-year-old Lemuel Rufus Furr III. Furr told negotiators he was not going to be taken alive, police said.

Eventually, Furr exited the home, pointing two handguns at the officers, the report states.

A CMPD Officer assigned to the Vice and Gang Unit then fired, hitting and killing Furr. Per department protocol, the officer, who has been with CMPD since September 2000, was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Detectives with the Homicide/ADW Unit are conducting the shooting investigation while Detectives with the Internal Affairs Unit will conduct a separate but parallel investigation to determine whether or not CMPD policies and procedures were adhered to during the course of the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Tisdale is the lead detective assigned to the case. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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