Security guard shoots another guard at Mecklenburg County building

CHARLOTTE — A security guard working at a Mecklenburg County building in Charlotte ended up shooting another security guard overnight, a county official confirmed to Channel 9 on Wednesday.

Sometime overnight at the Valerie C. Woodard Center on Freedom Drive, there was an “incident” that occurred between two security guards. During that incident, one of the guards shot the other guard, according to a Mecklenburg County spokesperson.

MEDIC confirmed that first responders went to the center and took one person to the hospital for “life-threatening injuries.”

The guard who was shot wasn’t identified, but the county said they were contracted employees from AFM Security. A county spokesperson told Channel 9 that they were both “immediately removed from the property and will no longer work on the county contract.”

A county spokesperson said no Mecklenburg County employees were involved, and they added that the facility was secured Wednesday morning.

“AFM Security is working with the vendor to determine additional actions that might be required to mitigate such incidents in the future,” the spokesperson said.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, Kevin Bentley is being charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. He was released from the Mecklenburg County jail on a $25,000 bond Wednesday.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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