Cops: Man sought in woman's killing "ambushed" officers outside police headquarters

Cops: Man sought in woman's killing

Cops: Man sought in woman's killing "ambushed" officers outside police headquarters

Bennett was a suspect in the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Brittany White earlier Thursday in Charlotte.

Investigators said they are searching for 23-year-old Jonathan Bennett.

"He ambushed us", Police Chief Kerr Putney told reporters.

An officer was shot in a leg but is expected to be okay. Six to eight officers were outside, some of which were parole and probations officers.

Just before 11 p.m., officers from the North Tryon Division and N.C. Probation and Parole were in the CMPD parking lot when the shooter arrived in a white vehicle and fired multiple rounds at the officers, Putney said. Around 5:30 p.m., police tweeted the child had been found safe, but the suspect was still at large.

"I love taking bad people off the streets", Shue said in the Facebook video. "You could've talked it out or came and talked to me". She and a station photographer had been outside police headquarters for a live report, she said.

"There's shots fired", one officer said over the radio.

"Its obvious he knew we were looking for him. What makes this happen and how can we step up and that means that entire community - the neighbors that saw what was going on, what did we do, how could we have done better", said Lyles.

Putney said authorities will reevaluate whether additional security will be needed at the headquarters. Detectives say Bennett was believed to have taken the 2-month-old girl with him when he left the scene.

Shortly after 2 p.m. officers responded to the 4100 block of Carlyle Drive and discovered the body of a woman. Officers said White was found dead with a gunshot wound.

Officials initially said the man had fled with the baby, Journei Bennett, but she was found safe and unharmed, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said.

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