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WIlliam "Alden" Elliot
courtesy of Bennett Funeral Service

Catawba County High School Graduate Among Officers Killed In Charlotte Incident [UPDATED 1:45 p.m.]

One of the four officers killed while attempting to serve a warrant in Charlotte Monday (April 29) is a graduate of a Catawba County High School. The incident occurred Monday afternoon at a residence on Galway Drive in Charlotte. William “Alden” Elliot, a North Carolina Department of Adult Correction Officer and 1995 graduate of Newton-Conover High School, was shot and killed in the incident.

Two of the other three officers killed have been identified, another Department of Correction Officer, Samuel “Sam” Poloche and Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Officer Joshua Eyer. The fourth officer, a Deputy Marshal with the U.S. Marshals Service, had not been identified.

There were eight officers shot overall during the incident. Police were responding to serve warrants out of Lincoln County on 39-year-old Terry Clark Hughes, who also died during the shootout. Hughes was wanted for possession of a firearm by a felon and two counts of felony flee to elude arrest. Officers from multiple agencies responded to the
home at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday.

Two individuals were taken into custody for questioning. According to the Officer Down Memorial Page website Investigator Elliot had served with the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction for 14 years and was assigned to the Special Operations and Intelligence Unit. He is survived by his wife and child.

EDITED TO ADD: The identity of the fourth Officer killed in Monday’s shooting has now been released. He is 48-year-old Thomas M. Weeks, Jr. He had been with the U.S. Marshals Service for 13 years, ten of them in Charlotte. He was married with four children.