BREAKING NEWS Out Of N. Carolina… OFFICER DOWN- Please Send Your Prayers

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Jonathan Bennett, 23, died in a shootout with police Friday. (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department)


FOX NEWS ~ A North Carolina man suspected of killing a woman hours before died early Friday from a gunshot wound he sustained in a shootout with police outside a headquarters, authorities said.

2300 hours, Thursday night, Charlotte, North Carolina, 23-year-old Jonathan Bennett drove into the Police Headquarters parking lot and ambushed officers by opening fire, injuring one officer.

The officers returned fire, striking Bennett.  Bennett was then detained and transported to the Carolinas Medical Center where he was later, pronounced dead from the injuries sustained during the ambush.

Fox 46 Charlotte ~ According to CMPD Chief Kerr Putney, Bennett was wanted in a domestic-related homicide that occurred earlier in the day. Preliminary investigation shows he pulled into the parking lot of Law Enforcement Center and shot at several officers who were there briefing on an unrelated case.

Law Enforcement officials said that Bennett was wanted for the murder of 23-year-old Brittany White, the mother of his child.  Charlotte PD were dispatched to Brittany’s residence earlier that day, where they found her DOA.

According to Charlotte Observer News:

Officers were called to the 4100 block of Carlyle Drive around 1:40 p.m. Thursday, where they found 23-year-old Brittany White with a gunshot wound inside a home. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said Jonathan Bennett, also 23, is a suspect. Bennett and White had an infant daughter together, and Bennett took the child with him after the shooting, police said.

3-month-old Journei Bennett was found safe later that day, the police department have not released where they found the infant girl.

Jonathan Bennett, was supposed to stand trial Feb. 7,  for felony probation violation in connection with a 2017 incident.

Further reports of Bennett’s criminal past were released by the Observer, which show a criminal thug with a violent past:

Bennett was considered armed and dangerous as police searched for him after the killing of White. A source close to the investigation told the Observer’s news partner WBTV that Bennett changed the license plate on his vehicle before going to the law enforcement center. He had last been seen driving an older, white Ford Expedition with New York license plates HUP3071, reported WCNC.

Court records show Bennett served two and a half months in prison for felony breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering. He was on probation for a 2016 charge of speeding to elude arrest, records show.

Bennett has been jailed at least three times in Mecklenburg County since 2016, for charges including assault on a female, communicating threats and larceny.

Records dating back to 2010 show he was previously charged with felony possession of stolen goods, using a stolen credit card, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of marijuana, resisting an officer, trespassing, disorderly conduct, assault and battery and probation violation. He was found guilty of felony breaking and entering, speeding to elude arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, second degree trespassing, assault and battery, resisting an officer, and larceny after breaking and entering.

The fact is, that Bennett ambushed officer’s and attempted to kill as many as he could before they could return fire and kill him.

We hope the officer injured during the ambush has a speedy recovery and God Bless Law Enforcement, may you all go home safe at the end of your shifts.

Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.




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