Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year
Badge # 3769
Incident Date: 3/31/2007
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Sentenced to life
Police Officer Clark and Police Officer Jeffrey Shelton were shot and killed after responding to a disturbance call.
At approximately 11:30 pm, the two officers responded to a disturbance call in an east Charlotte housing complex on Barrington Drive. They had resolved the disturbance and were walking away when they engaged in a conversation with a man who had nothing to do with the call. As they turned to walk away from the man, he produced a gun and shot both officers in the back.
Both officers were transported to the Carolinas Medical Center where they died from their injuries.
The shooter fled the scene, but was later arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder. The suspect has five prior convictions for resisting arrest and assaulting a government official. On September 30, 2010, he was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
Officer Clark had served with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for one year and was assigned to the North Tryon Division. He is survived by his expectant wife and 2-year-old son.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Police Officer Jeff Shelton