Mooresville officer killed in the line of duty

Morresville, NC officer Jordan Sheldon

Mooresville, NC community in mourning

K9 officer, Jordan Harris Sheldon, 32, a six-year veteran of the Mooresville Police Department, was shot and killed late Saturday night after a traffic stop on West Plaza Drive.

Mooresville Mayor Miles Atkins said he could think of only one word to describe his feelings. “Devastated,” he said. “That’s the only word I can think of to describe how some of us are feeling in the community.”

“Mooresville, of all places, how can this happen,” Atkins said.

K9 Officer Jordan Sheldon with canine partner, Ramon
K9 Officer Jordan Sheldon with his canine partner, Ramon

Sheldon, who was accompanied by his canine partner, Ramon, stopped a vehicle shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday, Williams said. He was shot, and the suspect fled the scene, Williams said.

Sheldon’s canine partner, Ramon was not injured, and another officer retrieved him,

Michael Yovany Aldana, 28, of Mooresville, was found dead inside an apartment near the shooting scene. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Williams said.

“Getting a call like I got last night is one of those you fear as a police chief,” Mooresville Police Chief Damon Williams said. “Last night we lost one of our brothers in arms … It’s going to be a difficult week for us … You can’t prepare for what we’re experiencing emotionally.”

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For more details, please read the full story from the Mooresville Tribune here.