NC police officer murdered in ambush during traffic stop; suspect identified

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A Mooresville, NC K9 Police Officer was shot during a routine traffic stop on Saturday night, and later died from his injuries. The suspect was later apprehended an died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to a release from the Mooresville Police Department, shortly after 10pm on Saturday, K9 Officer Jordan Harris Sheldon, 32, was making a routine traffic stop on West Plaza Drive. He was transported from the scene but later died from his injuries. The suspect in the shooting fled and was later located in a nearby apartment. Once police entered the residence, the suspect was confirmed dead from the self-inflicted gunshot wound. Sheldon served with the Mooresville Police Department for 6 years.

OORESVILLE, NC — Shortly after 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, K9 Officer Jordan Harris Sheldon, 32, was shot during a routine traffic stop on West Plaza Drive. He was transported from the scene but later died from his injuries.

Sheldon served with the Mooresville Police Department for six years.

The suspect in the shooting fled the scene and was later located in a nearby apartment. Once police entered the residence, the suspect was confirmed dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was identified as 28-year-old Michael Aldana.

The investigation is continuing with many local and state law enforcement agencies assisting.

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