North Carolina News
CLEMMONS, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation says five police officers fired their weapons at a man who died in a Clemmons convenience store parking lot after a shootout last week. The News & Record reports that SBI spokeswoman Angie Grube identified the man killed as 26-year-old Alexander Weah of Charlotte. She says the SBI is continuing to investigate Friday’s shooting and the district attorney will decide whether criminal charges should be filed. The shootout happened Friday as officers from several agencies worked to serve a warrant for arrest on a Charlotte murder charge. Authorities have said gunfire was exchanged as they tried to arrest Weah and one officer was shot.
GREEN HILL, N.C. (AP) — DNA and other analyses have confirmed the identity of remains buried in Belgium as a 27-year-old World War II soldier from North Carolina who died during battle in a German forest. The Charlotte Observer reports that officials with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said in a news release Friday that Army Pfc. David Owens died while his unit battled German forces in a forest near Hürtgen, Germany. Newspaper clippings from when Owens was reported missing in action say he was among the first soldiers to land on the French coast on D-Day, June 6, 1944, when Allied troops invaded Nazi-occupied France.