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Man dies, woman shot after domestic dispute leads to police shooting

Police were called to a home for a domestic dispute around 8 p.m. Thursday. Shortly after midnight, they were called back when the suspect allegedly shot a woman.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One person was killed in an officer-involved shooting in northeast Charlotte early Friday morning, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said. 

CMPD officers were called to a domestic disturbance on Ernest Russell Court, off Mallard Creek Road, around 8 o'clock Thursday night. When police got to the home, they determined the suspect, identified as 55-year-old Delano Williams, was already gone. 

A few minutes after midnight, a woman called 911 from the same house and said her dad was pointing a gun at her aunt. During the call, CMPD says the operator heard a gunshot in the background. The woman's mother was also at the house during this time. 

When CMPD got to the house, they heard gunshots coming from inside. According to police, a woman ran from the house after she was shot in the leg and told officers her brother-in-law shot her. The woman told police her sister was still inside and she thought the suspect was going to kill her. 

Officer John Juhasz encountered Williams at the back of the house and perceived an imminent threat and shot him. Williams was rushed to Atrium Health-CMC where he was pronounced dead. The woman who was shot was also taken to a hospital and is expected to be OK. 

In a tweet sent by CMPD, Chief Kerr Putney said no officers were injured during the shooting. Putney said there is no safety concern for the neighborhood. 

"There are no other issues going on that you should be concerned about," Putney said. "This is an isolated incident and it started as a domestic dispute."

According to CMPD, three teenagers were inside the home when the first incident happened but all three were gone before police arrived.

Detectives recovered a gun at the scene that is believed to have been in Williams' possession. The District Attorney's office is assisting with the investigation. 

Juhasz was hired by CMPD on February 20, 2017 and was assigned to the University City Division. Juhasz has been placed on administrative leave per CMPD protocol for an officer-involved shooting investigation.

This is a developing story. WCNC will have live updates from the scene on Wake Up Charlotte and throughout the day on WCNC.com and the WCNC app.


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