CHARLOTTE, NC — Charlotte police released Wednesday the body camera footage of the moments leading up to a deadly officer shooting of a robbery suspect in January.
The video release of the Jan. 16 shooting comes after a Superior Court judge granted permission for its release.
The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of West Boulevard when CMPD K9 officer Timothy Kiefer attempted to approach a man who fit the physical description of a robbery suspect wanted for two armed robberies committed in the area earlier Wednesday. According to police officials, the officer said he fired his weapon because he felt "an imminent deadly threat."
The robbery suspect was later identified as Michael Daniel Kelley, 32.