Biden to visit Charlotte after deadly shootout against law enforcement

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – Sources have confirmed that President Joe Biden is coming to Charlotte just days after four law enforcement officials were killed in a deadly shootout and four others injured.

The situation started with a fugitive warrant operation by the U.S. Marshals Task Force on Monday afternoon along Galway Drive in east Charlotte.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Joshua Eyer was among those shot in the line of duty by Terry Clark Hughes Jr. He later died from his injuries in the hospital.

Among the fallen are also U.S. Marshals Task Force members and N.C. Department of Adult Correction veterans Sam Poloche and Alden Elliott and Deputy U.S. Marshal Thomas M. Weeks Jr.

[‘We lost heroes.’ CMPD officer, 3 US Marshal task force members killed in E CLT shootout; 4 hurt]

Officers Michael Giglio, Jack Blowers and Christopher Tolley were treated for gunshot wounds and Officer Justin Campbell for a broken foot.

The following day, Biden posted a message of support on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter):

[New details released in east Charlotte shootout that left 4 officers dead, 4 injured]

Sources say that Biden will be meeting with CMPD and the families of the fallen officers.

Biden was previously announced to be coming to Wilmington the same day.

Details about his visit, and whether or not he’ll still be visiting Wilmington, have not yet been released.