Crowd gathers to remember man shot, killed by undercover officer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — About 200 people gathered Friday night at the location where an armed man was shot to death by an undercover detective on Albemarle Road.

Police said Josue Diaz and the detective's SUV collided on the road the day before.

The detective followed Diaz while calling the incident into communications, and that is when Diaz stopped his vehicle, got out and fired a shot at the SUV.

The detective then shot Diaz who died from his injuries.

Charlotte leaders meet with community following deadly officer-involved shooting

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Chief Kerr Putney, the city manager and city leaders met with members of the Latin-American community after Thursday’s deadly officer-involved shooting on Albemarle Road in east Charlotte.

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Those community members still had questions and want more information on what led to the shooting.

“When I heard the news, we thought it was important to come back,” said city manager Marcus Jones, who was in Raleigh at the time.

He returned to Charlotte early because of the incident.

An undercover detective shot and killed 28-year-old Josue Diaz, police said.

Diaz was driving, hit the detective's SUV and kept going, and the detective followed.

Police said that’s when Diaz stopped in front of the detective and got out of his vehicle with a gun, firing it.

Hector Vaca and other members of Charlotte's Latin American community were at the special meeting Friday.

Vaca said police shared the same information in the meeting that was released to the media Thursday.

This is narrative he says conflicts with that of the passenger in Diaz's car.

The meeting helped keep the line of communication open with the community to build trust, officials said.

Vaca said more information is necessary to calm concerns.

“Chief did say there is more evidence they might have they're not willing to release to the public yet,” Vaca said.

A spokesman for CMPD said they don't have any new information on that shooting at this point.hooting at this point.