CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - The Mooresville Police Department has released their findings following an investigation into the death of Officer Jordan Sheldon on May 4 in an officer-involved shooting.
The report states that Officer Sheldon conducted the traffic stop initially on suspicion that the driver was driving without a license. Upon calling in the stop at 10:13 p.m., Officer Sheldon obtained the driver’s license of Michael Yovany Aldana, who was behind the wheel of the vehicle.
Officer Sheldon was able to then determine that Aldana was driving with a suspended license and returned to the vehicle where he asked the driver for additional documentation.
While Officer Sheldon was reviewing the documents, the report states that Aldana fired a semiautomatic handgun, striking the officer, before fleeing the scene and driving to his apartment off of Plaza Drive. Upon arriving at the apartment, law enforcement found that Aldana had taken his life.
An ensuing interview with a former significant other of Aldana revealed that he had previously made comments about killing himself after killing a police officer.
This report concludes the investigation released by the Mooresville Police Department into this matter.
After the report was released, WBTV’s Chief Investigative Officer Nick Ochsner released a statement noting that he planned to file a notice of voluntary dismissal regarding the body-camera petition requested last week.