CHARLOTTE, N.C.- A family is trying to piece together what happened after a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer shot and killed a man at a home in north Charlotte, hours after police responded to the same house for a domestic violence call.
Officials said Officer John Juhasz shot and killed 55-year-old Delano Williams early Friday morning at a home on Ernest Russell Court, just off Mallard Creek Road near Interstate 485.
CMPD Chief Kerr Putney told Channel 9 that police shot and killed the man involved.
According to Putney, the incident began around 8 p.m. when someone called 911 about a domestic violence situation involving a man and a woman.
When officers got to the house, they said the man was not there, but they did speak with the woman.
Four hours later, just after midnight, the man returned to the home.
"About four hours later, we get another call for service -- this one, during the call even, you can hear a shot fired -- so our officers respond now to a shots fired call," Putney said. "They get here, they engage the suspect, who is armed. At some point during this encounter, the officer perceived an imminent lethal threat, fired the weapon at least once, striking the subject."
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