Suspect injured during officer-involved shooting at Concord Mills dies, police confirm
The names of the officers have also been released.
CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) - The person shot by police during the Concord Mills Mall officer-involved shooting has died, according to Concord Police.
Dominic Jeter, 23, of Charlotte, was one of three men involved in the Aug. 31 shooting, police say.
“Any loss of life is tragic and I wish his family comfort in this difficult time,” said Concord Police Chief Gary Gacek.
Jeter, Wuanell Hernandez and Christian Tyson are accused of stealing credit cards from a person inside the mall. When officers arrived, they say the suspects were found outside and were chased back inside.
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The suspects ran into a construction area and Jeter shot at officers, law enforcement said. After multiple commands to drop the weapon, two officers fired back and struck Jeter.
Police say Jeter died at the hospital over the following weekend.
The officers were identified as Jeremy Howarth and Maria Westphal. Both are on administrative duty as part of the department’s policy.
The State Bureau of Investigation is conducting their own investigation while the Concord Police Department is reviewing the use of deadly force.
“Our department carefully reviews every use of deadly force. In this case, SBI is conducting an independent investigation, and we await the results from their work,” Gacek added.
According to an unrelated police report, Jeter allegedly stole a firearm matching the one at the scene from a woman he knew on the day before the incident at Concord Mills Mall.
According to court records, Jeter was previously convicted of carrying a concealed weapon, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and resisting arrest. Jeter was currently on probation for a firearm possession conviction at the time of the incident.
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