Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC) Police say cops perceived an ‘imminent deadly threat’ from a man holding a knife outside of a Charlotte apartment complex this afternoon. The man (27 year old Charlie Shoupe) was shot by officers and later died at the hospital from his injuries.
Around 1330 hours today, police, EMS & Charlotte Firefighters responded to a reported man showing signs of mental/emotional distress.
Upon arrival, the Firefighters requested police to step it up because Shoupe had a knife in his hand.” Firefighters told officers that Shoupe said he “wanted police to shoot him.”
Shoupe can be seen walking between cars as Charlotte Firefighters try to talk to him. At one point, Shoupe walks through a clearing and turns around and appears to be waving the knife at the Firefighters & EMS while talking.
Soon after, people standing nearby can be overheard saying Shoupe ran towards officers with the knife and then shots were fired.
HERE IS THE VIDEO:
==FLORIDA APPARATUS CRASH
A North Lauderdale Fire (Broward County near Ft Lauderdale) rescue truck was involved in a serious crash this afternoon in nearby Lauderhill. The crash was reported shortly after 1500 hours on State Road 7. Reports are that the rescue unit was transporting a high-priority pediatric patient to the hospital when the crash occurred. The rescue truck reportedly struck the rear of a tow truck.
The child (is listed as critical), an adult and two firefighters were taken to the hospital. It’s unknown if the child’s current condition is due to the initial emergency or the crash-or a combination.
HERE is video from the scene:
==FIREFIGHTERS HURT AT INDIANAPOLIS FIRE—5″ SUPPLY LINE THROWS MEMBERS
Four firefighters with the Indianapolis FD were injured at a working apartment complex fire this afternoon.
IFD Lt. Daniel Marden and Pvt. Matt Myers were “catching the hydrant,” – hooking a water supply line to the hydrant, when the line snared and tossed them into the air,
The 5-inch supply line, was properly wrapped around the hydrant, was jerked by the movement of fire apparatus. FF Myers was briefly knocked unconscious after landing on his head & Lt. Marden injured his arm when he landed. Both were taken to Methodist Hospital, where FF Myers will remain overnight with a severe concussion.
Lt. Marden was released from the hospital but will continue to receive care for an arm injury.
Another firefighter was taken to Community South after complaining of chest pain, and one other firefighter was treated on-scene for a steam burn. Glad all are doing ok.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass it On.
The Secret List 2/2/2018-1900 Hours