Man Shot And Killed By CMPD Yesterday After Refusing To Drop His Weapon


A man was shot and killed yesterday after refusing to drop his gun, according to CMPD.

At about 9am, police were called to a Burger King off Beatties Ford Road near the intersection of I-85 in response to an armed man on the premises.

When police arrived, they approached a man who they said had a gun, told him to drop his weapon multiple times, then shot him.

The man who was shot has now been identified as Danquirs Napoleon Franklin;

Here is the original 911 call from a Burger King employee, informing police about the suspect a gun;

Charlotte Police Officer Wende Kerl was identified as the officer who fired his weapon. He was first hired by CMPD on April 19, 1995.

According to officials, CMPD will conduct a full internal investigation into the shooting and place officer Kerl on administrative leave, as is standard protocol when a service weapon is discharged in public.

If you have any additional information, please call 704-432-tips.

This morning, flowers were left and words were written in chalk in remembrance of the suspect;

Soon after the restaurant opened, however, the owner had the small memorial removed;