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Suspect who killed 4 law enforcement officers in Charlotte identified as 39-year-old Terry Clark Hughes Jr

Multiple officers have been identified in a Charlotte deadly shooting, including two 14-year veteran Adult Correctional officers and a CMPD officer.



The individual identified as Terry Clark Hughes, Jr., aged 39, who was involved in the deaths of four officers, has passed away.

Mr. Hughes was wanted by CMPD for charges including Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Felony Fleeing to Elude (2 counts) in Lincoln County, North Carolina, as per CMPD news.

Three U.S. Marshals officers and one Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer lost their lives during a shooting incident at a residence in East Charlotte on Monday afternoon.

The CMPD police chief reported that at least four other Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers sustained injuries. Officials have confirmed that a total of eight officers were shot during the incident.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, a suspect has been pronounced dead, and two individuals of interest are currently in police custody for questioning.

CMPD Chief Johnny Jennings has confirmed the identity of the fourth fallen officer as Deputy US Marshal Thomas Weeks.

Weeks, a veteran of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) for 13 years, had served in the Western District of North Carolina for the last decade. He was part of the team tasked with executing a warrant for the arrest of Terry Clark Hughes Jr., aged 39, wanted for possession of a firearm by a felon in Lincoln County. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has taken charge of the investigation into the incident.

Sam Poloche and Alden Elliott, both veterans of the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction with 14 years of service, tragically lost their lives in the shooting.

They were both task force officers assigned to the U.S. Marshals Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Poloche joined the NCDAC Special Operations and Intelligence Unit in 2013, while Elliott joined in 2016, each after serving several years as probation/parole officers.

Officer Eyer faithfully served the CMPD’s North Tryon Division for six years and was a member of the 178th Recruit Class. We deeply honor Officer Eyer for his courage and ultimate sacrifice, and his life and dedicated service will always be remembered.

Please keep Officer Eyer’s loved ones in your thoughts and prayers as they navigate through this challenging time.

In a statement, Todd Ishee, NC Secretary of Adult Correction, expressed that Sam and Alden were deeply dedicated to their work and held a strong passion for their roles in safeguarding our communities.

Sam is survived by his wife and two children, while Alden and his wife are parents to one child. These officers demonstrated heroism and made the ultimate sacrifice in their service to our state. Their memory is cherished, their service honored, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to their families and friends. Let us join together in prayer, seeking healing for all those impacted by this tragic incident.

The incident occurred on Galway Drive, near Julian Underwood Park, not far from the intersection of The Plaza and Milton Road. Police reported that U.S. Marshals arrived at a residence to execute a warrant for the possession of a firearm by a felon charge.

Upon their arrival, they encountered “active gunfire” from a high-powered rifle, prompting officers to return fire.

One suspect was struck and fatally wounded on the front lawn of the residence. Police further stated that additional gunfire, also from a high-powered rifle, originated from inside the home.

This gunfire resulted in the deaths of three U.S. Marshal officers and injuries to four CMPD officers.

Two individuals, a woman and a 17-year-old, were subsequently extracted from the residence by police.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.