Officers responded to a domestic dispute at about 9 p.m. on Bellefonte Drive in northeast Charlotte, Monroe said.
According to police, Janisha Fonville was carrying a knife and confronted the officers after they entered the home.
They told her to put down the knife, but she didn’t comply, Monroe said.
Instead, she lunged toward officer Anthony Holzhauer, who shot at her twice, striking the woman, the chief said.
Fonville later died at the hospital.
But this may become more of a story, since the reported officer may be the same who shot and killed a fleeing suspect in 2012.
From WBTV in July 2012:
The CMPD said that around 11:30 Monday night, officers from the Metro division spotted a man driving a red scooter down Beatties Ford Road in Northwest Charlotte.
That scooter matched the description of one used in an armed robbery on June 25th. In that case, the victim was shot.
According to police, they tried to stop the man, later identified as Michael Deangelo Laney, but Laney took off on the scooter.
Officers gave chase.
Police tell us Laney ditched the scooter, and ran to his home located at 2317 Crestview Drive.
Police caught up to Laney, and they said a scuffle ensued. At that time, officials said Laney produced a handgun.
Officer Anthony Holzhauer who has been on the force since January 25, 2010, reportedly pulled his gun, and shot Laney. Laney died on the scene.
Cedar's Take: Expect this story gets some traction and the Hands-Up Don't-Shoot crowd gets vocal pretty quick, given the white/black issue and unfortunately that Officer Holtzhauer had dispatched another black suspect less than 3 years ago. Despite the fact that this will ultimately be ruled a good shoot, I expect the local NAACP leaders get worked up pretty quick.
I've ready heard comments like whoa! He must be trigger happy?
Fact is maybe he is just unlucky. It happens, and if you work 3rd shift in certain parts of Charlotte it stands to reason it has a far better chance than happening to you again vs someone working 1st shift in South Charlotte.