Dozens of law enforcement officers and agents are investigating a deadly shooting Tuesday morning at a gas station in east Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood neighborhood.
Chopper 9 Skyzoom flew over the Citgo gas station on The Plaza and Parkwood Avenue around 11 a.m. and dozens of officers could be seen swarming the parking lot.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said 32-year-old Frankie Jennings was killed in the shooting.
According to sources, federal marshals with the Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force were trying to arrest Jennings who was wanted on several felony warrants out of the Carolina Beach area when the shooting happened. Jennings was reportedly wanted for assault on a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm by a felon and discharging a firearm.
Sources told Channel 9 Jennings was pumping gas when agents attempted to serve him the warrants. During the arrest, police said a deputy US Marshal “perceived a lethal threat” and fired a shot, killing Jennings.
A gun belonging to the man was found at the scene, according to police.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department tweeted just after 11:30 a.m. that its officers were providing support resources to a U.S. Marshals Service investigation and that the department was not involved in an officer-involved shooting.
The public is asked to avoid the area while officers investigate. Police said drivers can use Central Avenue as an alternate route and should expect delays for several hours.
Police said no officers with the CRFTF were injured during the shooting.
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