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Person killed in Mooresville police shooting

Mooresville Police were responding to a reported domestic assault when an officer opened fire, killing one person.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — One person was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Mooresville early Monday morning, police said. 

According to Mooresville Police, officers were responding to a domestic incident on Heritage Place. The caller said the man was still on the scene, possibly armed and threatened suicide, according to the Mooresville Police Department.

 A Mooresville Police spokesperson said the situation escalated and an officer fired their weapon, killing the suspect, 38-year-old Christopher Kimmons Craven.

Police said officers immediately identified themselves as officers and gave multiple commands for Craven to show his hands. MPD said Craven reached for the firearm from his waist and drew the weapon, at which point two officers discharged weapons toward him. 

The two officers who discharged weapons have not been identified, but both have been placed on administrative leave per policy and protocol. 

Officers performed CPR and attempted to give medical care to Craven until Iredell County EMS took over, but police said Craven was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The State Bureau of Inestigation (SBI) was called to the scene and will assist with the investigation, which is standard procedure for police shootings.

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