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Authorities identify four officers killed serving warrant in Charlotte

Authorities are trying to piece together how an attempt to serve a warrant ended in a gunfight that left four law enforcement officers dead and four others injured in a Charlotte neighborhood Monday.

The man the officers were pursuing, who was wanted on a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon, was also killed in the shootout. Investigators said they found an AR-15-style rifle and a handgun on the property.

By Tuesday, officials had identified those killed as Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Joshua Eyer, Deputy U.S. Marshal Thomas M. Weeks Jr. and North Carolina Department of Adult Correction officers Sam Poloche and William "Alden" Elliott. All were members of a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force that officials said focused on taking into custody violent and dangerous suspects.


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