CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46) — A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer shot and killed an armed man Wednesday who was reportedly threatening suicide.
Police have identified the man as 26-year-old Iaroslav Mosiiuk.
The incident happened around 12:58 p.m. Wednesday outside of a home located at 1016 Justice Avenue.
CMPD Chief Putney said two police officers arrived at Justice Ave. after they received a 911 call from a person stating their family member was threatening suicide.
When officers arrived, they found the man was standing outside of his house with a hunting rifle.
“During the encounter, one of the officers perceived a lethal threat and fired his service weapon at least one time that we are aware of at this point,” Chief Putney said.
Mosiiuk was transported to CMC-Main where he died from his injuries.
The officer involved in the incident has been identified as Officer Brian Walsh. He has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure, according to CMPD. Officer Walsh has been employed by CMPD since April 17, 2002.
Chief Putney said he needs to review any possible body cam footage, which he believes exists because a uniformed officer is the one who fired his weapon.
“The officer was a patrol officer in a patrol function and therefore there should be body worn camera footage.”
It’s unknown at this time what interaction between the officer and man occurred before shots were fired.
CMPD said they’re in the early stages of the investigation at this time.