Charlotte police shooting: "...officer's life was in jeopardy" says chief

Good morning! It's the first Monday of the New Year! It's Christine Nelson in the WBTV Newsroom right now sending you this email. Today is January 5. Here is a first look at the stories we're covering on WBTV News This Morning from 4:30-9:00 a.m.

LIVE: We're getting in more details on the police shooting that happened at a restaurant in Charlotte on East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. It started after an off-duty officer tried to break up a fight. Eyewitnesses are being interviewed by police. One witness talked to WBTV. Our Ashton Pellom is live with details.

HAPPENING TODAY: Jury selection set to begin today in the trial of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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We're also getting a better look at the NFL playoff matchups this weekend. #GoPanthers!

Tune in!