North Carolina police officer killed in overnight shootout

Published 12:07 am Saturday, December 12, 2020

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

A North Carolina police officer was killed in a shootout early Friday while responding to a breaking and entering call, authorities said.

Mount Holly police officer Tyler Herndon was one of several officers to respond to a call at Mount Holly Car Wash and Arcade around 3:30 a.m. Friday, according to a news release from Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.

Herndon was shot during a shootout between the breaking and entering suspect and police officers, authorities said. Herndon and the suspect were taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center, but it’s not clear when Herndon died.

Get the latest headlines sent to you

Police charged Joshua Tyler Funk, 24, of Mount Holly, with first-degree murder. Funk is jailed without bond and he has not been assigned an attorney, according to a court clerk.



NC DMV headquarters shift out of Raleigh nearly complete

Sheriff: North Carolina woman charged in man’s shooting death