CMPD Officer Shoots, Kills Man on Suicide Threat Call

CHARLOTTE, NC — “We heard the gunshots, about two to three gunshots,” said Druid Hills neighbor, Dale Evans.

Neighbors living near Justice Avenue in Druid Hills say before the crime tape went up, they heard the chaos.

“We heard three, three to four shots, then after that we came down here and seen police, and it was like seven or eight cars of police flying up Norris avenue,” said neighbor Jamarkius Mills.

Chief Kerr Putney says around 1:00 Wednesday afternoon two patrol officers responded to a threat of suicide call. One of those officers, now identified as Brian Walsh, shot and killed 25-year-old Iaroslav Mosiiuk outside of his home.

“What we do know is we encountered the subject who had a rifle, a hunting rifle. One of the officers perceived a threat, a lethal threat based on that possession, and fired his weapon,” said CMPD Chief Kerr Putney.

One neighbor who didn’t want to be identified says the victim lived with two other men who all kept to themselves.

“He just go to work, come home, go to work come home. You’ll see him leave, come back, leave, come back. He don’t bother nobody,” said the neighbor.

Many onlookers on the scene didn’t know the victim, but heard about the officer-involved shooting and showed up to hear what happened.

“I know the effect of the communities when it comes to police shootings and I don’t want to have a repeat of what we had with the Scott shooting,” said advocate, Shelton Morris.