Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year, 6 months
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 6/30/1982
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Sentenced to life
Patrol Officer Ernest Coleman was shot and killed while working a uniformed off-duty security detail at a local convenience store. He was shot by a man he had ejected from the store earlier in the evening for being rowdy.
The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on March 2, 1983.
Officer Coleman had served with the Charlotte Police Department for 18 months.