The victim or deceased name from the provided information is Lamar Deshawn Young. : “Deadly Shooting in Kannapolis During Child Sex Crime Investigation: New Details Released”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Kannapolis Shooting: Suspect Killed During Child Sex Crime Investigation

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (WBTV) – The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office has provided new details regarding a fatal shooting that took place in Kannapolis on Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred during a joint operation conducted by deputies and officers from the Kannapolis Police Department, targeting internet crimes against children and child sex predators.

According to authorities, at approximately 1:45 pm, law enforcement officials were engaged in an undercover operation when a 33-year-old suspect arrived at a location on Bellwood Place near Vance Street. The suspect, who believed he was meeting a 15-year-old female for a sexual encounter, had been communicating with the undercover officers online.

Upon entering the residence, the suspect resisted arrest when officers attempted to apprehend him. The situation escalated when the suspect drew a weapon and fired at the officers. In response, both agencies returned fire, resulting in the suspect’s death. Fortunately, no officers or civilians were injured during the exchange of gunfire.

The deceased suspect has been identified as Lamar Deshawn Young, a resident of Harrisburg, N.C. Young, who had recently been released from federal prison, was on active parole at the time of the shooting. As a condition of his release, he was required to wear a GPS ankle monitor.

Records indicate that Young had a criminal history, serving time in both state and federal prison systems for manslaughter, as well as drug and weapons-related offenses. The incident is now under investigation by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) in accordance with the policies of the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office and Kannapolis Police Department.

Following standard protocol, the officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of the investigation. Once the SBI concludes its inquiry, the findings will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for review.

Kannapolis City Councilman Darrell Jackson commended the officers’ actions, emphasizing the rarity of such crimes in the community. Jackson expressed gratitude for the vigilant monitoring of potential risks to children, stating, “Anytime our children are at risk, it’s nice to know that someone is watching, and we have a lot of confidence in our police department.”

The incident serves as a reminder of the ongoing efforts by law enforcement agencies to combat internet crimes against children and protect vulnerable members of society.

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