North Carolina officers cleared in shooting at headquarters

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say officers who shot and killed a homicide suspect at a police headquarters in North Carolina will not face charges.

Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather said in a news release that no charges will be filed against two police officers and two probation officers who returned fire when 23-year-old Jonathan Bennett fired at officers Jan. 11.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Bennett ambushed officers when he pulled into the parking lot and opened fire.

One officer was shot in the leg.

Bennett died at a Charlotte hospital.

Police had said Bennett was the suspect in the shooting death of his girlfriend, 24-year-old Brittany White earlier that day.

Seven police officers and four probation officers were in the parking lot when the shooting began.

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