CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities in North Carolina say a man wielding a knife has died after he was shot by a police officer.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a news release that officers responded to a call shortly after 1 p.m. Friday about a man who was harming himself.
The Charlotte Fire Department and emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene and told police that the man had a knife and would not cooperate. The department said Officer Daniel Flynn confronted the man, perceived a threat and shot him. The man was identified as 27-year-old Charlie Shoupe, who was pronounced dead at Carolinas Medical Center.
Police said there would be an internal investigation. Flynn, a 10-year veteran of the force, has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard in such cases.