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North Carolina K-9 Officer Killed After Being Shot During Routine Traffic Stop

Updated On 06 May, 2019 Published On

A K-9 police officer, namely Jordan Harris Sheldon, was died after being fatally shot during a routine traffic stop in Mooresville, North Carolina on Saturday, May 4, authorities have confirmed.

The police department said that the suspect of the shooting later killed himself.

Mooresville Police Chief Damon Williams said at a press conference, the 32-year-old police officer was rushed to a nearby hospital but passed away from his gunshot wound.

The suspect, Michael Aldana, 28, fled the scene and was later found in a nearby apartment.

When the police entered the apartment, they found the suspect dead from a "self-inflicted gunshot wound."

Michael, who was a Mooresville resident, was known to the police, but he did not have a violent history.

Damon didn't give further details on the suspect or why the late officer made the stop Saturday night.

Jordan was wearing a body camera and the film has been reviewing by the investigators. Jordan's police dog, Ramone, was with him when the shooting occurred.

Jordan had been working with the police department for six years.

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