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.
Chief identifies suspect as 28-year-old Michael Yovany Aldana.
Chief says Aldana left the scene after the incident and was found dead in a nearby apartment from a self-inflicted gun shot wound. @wsoctv pic.twitter.com/0LJP99yk9p
— Stephanie Tinoco (@STinocoWSOC9) May 5, 2019
The investigation is continuing with many local and state law enforcement agencies assisting.