CMPD Releases Body Cam Footage Of Shooting Death Of Man Who Ambushed Officers At CMPD Headquarters
CMPD released body cam footage of the shooting death of Jonathan Bennett. He is accused of ambushing officers outside CMPD headquarters on January 11th. Bennett was killed in the shooting. One officer was shot during the ambush.
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The District Attorney’s Office says that after reviewing all of the evidence and interviews related to the deadly officer-involved shooting that night, the officers “faced an imminent threat of great bodily harm or death and were justified in returning fire.” Read below for more details on the shooting.
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The Mecklenburg County District Attorney announced Monday that no charges will be sought in relation to Jonathan Bennett’s death on January 11th outside CMPD headquarters.
The District Attorney’s Office says that after reviewing all of the evidence and interviews related to the deadly officer-involved shooting that night, the officers “faced an imminent threat of great bodily harm or death and were justified in returning fire.”
You can read the full report released by the DA’s Office here: Char Meck DA On The Jonathan Bennett Death Investigation
An autopsy revealed the man who ambushed officers in the parking lot of CMPD headquarters in Uptown Charlotte was shot 17 times.
Read the full autopsy for Jonathan Bennett HERE.
A toxicology report shows Bennett also had alcohol, cocaine, benzoylecgonine and marijuana in his system at the time of his death.
CMPD confirms Jonathan Bennett was killed Thursday night after he ambushed officers in a parking lot at CMPD headquarters in Uptown.
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CHARLOTTE, NC — CMPD is still looking for the father accused of killing his 2-month-old daughter’s mother.
Police say Jonathan Bennett, 23, is wanted for allegedly shooting the mother of his child, 24-year-old Brittany White, during a domestic dispute around 1:44pm at a home on Carlyle Drive. White was pronounced dead on scene.
According to investigators, Bennett took off with their 2-month-old daughter, Journei Bennett following the shooting. Police say she was later found safe and unharmed.
A second child was also found at the scene, police say, but was not injured.
According to records, Bennett has a lengthy criminal history. From 2011 to 2016 the NC Department of Public Safety says he was convicted on multiple felony charges including Breaking and Entering, Larceny after Breaking and Entering, and Speeding to Elude Arrest.
Bennett has also been arrested three time since 2016, according to records at the Mecklenburg County Jail. He was charged with multiple crimes including Assault on a Female, Communicating Threats, and Misdemeanor Larceny.
WCCB obtained a Mecklenburg County arrest warrant from April that shows white had accused Bennett of threatening to kill her over Facebook. Also in April, Bennett took out a restraining order against White. Bennett alleged White had waived a gun at him. His
is order was dropped because no one showed up to a court appointment.
Bennett was last seen driving an older model, white Ford Expedition with New York license plates HUP3071. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or 911 immediately.