June 25, 2022


CHARLOTTE — Police have determined an armed male who was shot and killed by police on Friday night at a Walmart in east Charlotte.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police explained the shooting occurred at close to 5:50 p.m. at the Walmart on Albemarle Road around Circumferential Road.

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A Walmart stability guard identified as CMPD to tell them somebody with a gun was at the retail store. The security guard told police that the armed male would shoot officers if they responded.

CMPD said officers bought to the scene and the armed gentleman, 33-calendar year-old Derrell Lamar Raney, pointed a gun at them. Two officers fired their weapons, hitting Raney, according to CMPD.

Raney was taken to a hospital exactly where he died. No officers ended up injured, CMPD reported. The security guard was also not hurt.

A gun was recovered at the scene, CMPD reported.

The officers involved in the taking pictures were determined as Officers James Longworth and Micah Edmunds. CMPD hired Longworth in June 2018 and Edmunds in June 2016.

Channel 9 crews could see criminal offense scene tape roping off the Walmart parking great deal.

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Authorities are examining movie from safety footage and body cameras, and no further more facts has been unveiled.

The SBI is investigating the capturing.

(Online video: CMPD Main Jennings’ update on the lethal officer-involved taking pictures at the Walmart on Albemarle Road)