Funeral Held For 25-Year-Old Concord Police Officer Killed In The Line Of Duty

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Officer Jason Shuping’s funeral service:

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Officials say a funeral service for 25-year-old Officer Jason Shuping, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this week, will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22nd at Cabarrus Arena and Events Center.

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Reverend Richard Myers will be officiating the funeral, and a burial with full honors will follow at Shiloh Reformed Church of Faith Cemetery, according to a news release.

Officials say memorials can be made to Shiloh Reformed Church of Faith, P.O. Box 308, Faith, North Carolina 28041 or click here to offer online condolences.

Update (12/18/20):

People across the community gathered for a candlelight vigil honoring 25-year-old Officer Jason Shuping who died in a shooting on Wednesday, December 16th.

Hundreds left chalk written notes of condolences and respect for the the fallen officer.  Many held hands and prayed for his family.

“Officer Jason Shuping was an upstanding human being, a public servant, not only his community, but his hometown,” says Lt. Sydney McGee with Concord Police Department.

People have placed flowers, cards and balloons at a growing memorial at Concord Police Headquarters.

Officer Kaleb Robinson, who was injured in the shooting, is expected to make a full recovery.

Original Story (12/17/20):

CONCORD, N.C. — A 25-year-old police officer is dead and another is injured after an officer-involved shooting late Wednesday night, according to the Concord Police Department. Officials say the suspect in the shooting is dead.

The incident that happened on Gateway Lane near Concord Mills just before 11 p.m.

The late night shootout involved the officers and suspect, who has been identified as 29-year-old Jeremy Daniels of Charlotte, exchanging gunfire. One of the officers was wounded and was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The other officer involved did not survive the shooting and the armed suspect also died, according to police.

According to Concord officials, the officer killed was 25-year-old Officer Jason Shuping, who had 1.5 years of service. The injured officer has been identified as 23-year-old Officer Kaleb Robinson with 9 months of service.

Daniels, who was also killed, is a convicted felon.  North Carolina court records show he has been convicted of armed robbery and receiving a stolen vehicle.  He spent a total of three years and eight months in a North Carolina prison.  He was released from prison in 2012.

“This loss is devastating not only to the member’s family and loved ones, but every police officer across the city, state, and country,” the police department stated.

With a heavy heart, we confirm that two Concord Police Officers were involved in an incident resulting in the tragic…

Posted by City of Concord, NC – Police Department on Wednesday, December 16, 2020

According to officials, officers responded to the scene after a call about a crash around 10:15 p.m. Upon arrival, an ALE agent found an unoccupied vehicle that had crashed into a guardrail. A Concord police officer that responded to the scene was told by a women that a man tried to take her car nearby the Sonic on Gateway Lane.

The officer stayed at the scene with the wrecked vehicle while the ALE agent and two Concord police officers went to the Gateway Lane area. The officers then approached a man matching the description provided by the woman. Police say that’s when the subject pulled out their weapon and began firing in the direction of the officers.

Concord Police Chief Gary Gacek says that is the point in time in which they believe the officers sustained their injuries.

Two additional Concord officers approached the scene and saw two officers hurt. The suspect then got into an SUV and gunfire was exchanged, police say, this is when the suspect was struck and killed.

The two other CPD officers involved were identified only as being a 37-year-old and a 43-year-old. Both officers were not injured.

“There’s no playbook for this. We’re going to get through this. We’re a big family. It’s going to be tough. It’s going to affect us in different ways,” Chief Gacek said.

This is video from Facebook user Mike Conger showing the procession as Officer Shuping’s body was taken to a local funeral home:

Police say the SBI is handling the criminal investigation.

The fatal shooting marks the second time since last week that a police officer was killed near the Charlotte area. Mount Holly Police Officer Tyler Herndon was fatally shot early Friday in Gaston County.