SHELBY, NC – The Shelby Police Department confirmed Sunday night that one person is in the hospital following an officer-involved shooting in Shelby.
Channel Nine was on scene at the Days Inn on Dixon Blvd. Saturday afternoon. Channel Nine crews could see crime scene tape and Shelby police officers and members of the SBI investigating the crime scene, but police would not confirm what happened.
The department sent out a news release Sunday night that on Nov. 12, 2022, at 11:53 a.m., Shelby police officers responded to the Days Inn in reference to an ‘armed subject.’
Police said they encountered an armed man on the second floor and repeatedly told him to drop the weapon. The officer said the man did not drop his weapon, but instead raised it at officers, and that’s when an officer opened fire and shot him.
He was taken to Atrium Health for treatment and remained hospitalized late Sunday night, according to Shelby Police.
As per standard procedure, SBI is conducting an administrative inquiry into the activities of the officials and the official will be on administrative leave during that inquiry, the department added.
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