Suspect sought after fatal shooting killed in shootout

Jonathan Bennett (Source: N.C. Dept. of Public Safety).

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say a man suspected in a fatal shooting has been killed in a shootout outside department headquarters that also left one officer injured.

Authorities tell The Charlotte Observer that 23-year-old Jonathan Bennett was shot Thursday night after ambushing the officer.

Police say the unidentified officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Bennett had been sought by police after officers responding to a call on Thursday found a woman inside a home with a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene

The woman’s identity hasn’t been released pending notification of relatives.

Police said the woman and Bennett had a child together, and police believed the suspect had taken the child, The child was later found unharmed.

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