Officer shoots, kills burglary suspect in Concord, police say

CONCORD, N.C. — A suspect in an attempted burglary was shot and killed by an officer in Concord early Sunday morning at a Modern Nissan dealership, according to Concord police.

Police said a Concord officer discovered the suspect trying to steal a car at about 5 a.m. at the dealership on Concord Parkway South around 5 a.m. while on routine patrol.

Officials said the officer gave the suspect multiple verbal commands to stop what he was doing.

The suspect refused to cooperate and a physical confrontation took place.

Police said the officer then discharged his department-issued handgun, shooting the suspect.

Responding officers provided aid to the suspect until Cabarrus County Emergency Medical Services arrived.

“I was returning some carts back, and I looked out the window and seen all the police lights,” said a woman, who was working at the Walmart nearby. “They had the yellow tape up and everything. It was, like, ‘Wow.’”

EMS transported the suspect to Atrium Health Cabarrus, where he was treated and later pronounced dead.

The identity of the suspect is being held until the suspect’s family is notified.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident.

The officer has been temporarily placed on administrative duty.

Check back on wsoctv.com for updates.

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