NC police officer killed in shootout
Officer Tyler Herndon was responding to a break-in, police said
Duty Death: Tyler Herndon - [Gaston County, North Carolina]
End of Service: 12/11/2020
By Suzie Ziegler
GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina police officer was killed early Friday during a confrontation with an armed suspect, police said.
Mount Holly Police identified the deceased as 25-year-old Officer Tyler Herndon.
“It is with heavy hearts that we share that our brother Officer Tyler Herndon passed away as a result of injuries sustained from this morning's shooting,” the agency wrote in a Facebook post.
According to police, officers were responding to a break-in in progress around 3:30 a.m. Officers and an armed suspect exchanged gunfire, killing Herndon and wounding the suspect.
Police say 24-year-old Joshua Funk has been charged with murder. No other officers were injured in the incident. Three officers are on routine administrative leave as the investigation continues, the agency said.