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. 

Officer Tyler Herndon.
Officer Tyler Herndon. (Mount Holly Police Department)

“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. 

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