CMPD Releases Body Camera Video From Deadly Officer-Involved Shooting At NW Charlotte Burger King

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The CMPD has released the body-cam footage from the deadly officer involved shooting at a Burger King in northwest Charlotte last month.

GRAPHIC CONTENT:  This video is extremely graphic.  Viewer discretion is advised.

The man killed has been identified as Danquirs Franklin, 27.

The officer involved in the shooting has also been identified as CMPD Officer Wende Kerl.

Kerl is a 23-year veteran with the department, and has been placed on paid administrative leave while an investigation into the deadly shooting is conducted. This is normal procedure for any officer-involved shooting.

Officers were reportedly called after there were reports of an armed man in a business on March 25th. Officers say they engaged Franklin in the parking lot of Burger King on Beatties Ford Road and repeatedly ordered him to drop his gun, according to a news release.

Police say during the encounter, Officer Kerl perceived a lethal threat and fired her service weapon, striking Franklin.

Get full details on the officer-involved shooting HERE.

Original Story:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Mayor of Charlotte and members of the city council held a news conference Monday morning ahead of the release of the body camera video from a deadly officer-involved shooting that happened at a Burger King in northwest Charlotte.

WATCH LIVE: Mayor Vi Lyles and the Charlotte City Council hold a news conference ahead of the release of body camera video from the March 25th officer-involved shooting at a Burger King in northwest Charlotte.

Posted by WCCB, Charlotte's CW on Monday, April 15, 2019