CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police fatally shot an armed man who apparently threatened a worker at a Walmart store in North Carolina, authorities said Friday.
The man was later pronounced dead at hospital, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a Twitter post. No officers were hurt, according to the tweet.
A security guard at a Walmart store on Charlotte’s east side told police officers that a man pointed a firearm at him and that he also threatened to shoot officers if they responded, according to a police news release.
As officers approached the man, they perceived a “lethal threat”” and shot the man, according to the police statement. It said officers attempted lifesaving measures on the man until emergency medical personnel arrived. Police also said a firearm was recovered at the scene.