Officer answering suicide threat kills man in Charlotte

(DaShawn Brown/WSOC Twitter photo)

CHARLOTTE (AP) -- Police in Charlotte say one of their officers has shot and killed a man on the city's north side.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department released a statement saying officers responding to a suicide threat about 1 p.m. Wednesday encountered a man with a rifle. According to the statement, Officer Brian Walsh perceived a threat and fired at the man. Emergency personnel took 25-year-old Iaroslav Mosiiuk to Carolinas Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Officials say both the officer and the victim were white men. A subsequent statement said Walsh, who was placed on paid administrative leave, has been with the department since April 2002. The department's internal affairs bureau will look into the shooting.

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