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Man Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting Outside Iredell County Hospital

A man was killed in an officer-involved shooting Wednesday (November 8). According to a news release issued by the Mooresville Police Department, on Wednesday at approximately 3:44 a.m., Mooresville Police Officers received a call from Lake Norman Regional Medical Center regarding an individual who told hospital staff he was planning to do harm to himself in his vehicle in the facility parking lot. Hospital security saw the individual put a firearm in his pocket before he exited to the facility.

Upon arriving at the scene, Mooresville Police Officers saw the individual in the facility parking lot outside his vehicle holding a firearm. Officers issued multiple commands to drop the gun. The individual initially complied, placing the firearm on the ground. The individual then picked up the firearm and, according to the news release, posed a threat to the Officers.

Police immediately responded to the threat with one service weapon being discharged five times. The individual sustained multiple injuries. Officers immediately rendered lifesaving aid and transferred the individual to the care of the hospital.

56-year-old Robert William Berry of Mooresville passed away from his injuries. Per standard protocol, the involved officer was immediately placed on administrative leave pending further investigation. The Mooresville Police Department and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation are investigating the incident.