A store clerk told a police dispatcher that a man tried to go over the register and take her car keys before he was later fatally shot by police Tuesday outside a west Charlotte convenience store.
According to a 911 call released Friday, the clerk said she was able to lock the man out of the store after he tried to take her keys.
A dispatcher sent officers to the scene after the woman reported the encounter and said the man was trying to break back into the store, according to the recording.
“He’s got a gun,” she said.
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The man, identified as Sylasone Ackhavong, 41, was armed, police said, when officers approached him outside a 7-Eleven convenience store in the 6600 block of Tuckaseegee Road around 3 a.m.
Ackhavong threatened to kill himself, according to a report from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
After a SWAT team was called in, the gunman raised his weapon and pointed it toward the officers, according to the report.
Two SWAT officers fired and struck the man. He died en route to Carolinas Medical Center, the report said.
Police have not said how many times the man was shot. Investigations are underway by CMPD and its Internal Affairs Bureau.
The officers involved in the shooting, Olin Lester and Derek Rud, have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure after a shooting.
Karen Sullivan and Cleve R. Wootson, Jr. contributed