Jan 12, 2018, 5:10 AM ET

Man at large after allegedly killing mother of his infant daughter: Police

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Police in North Carolina shot and killed a man outside the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Law Enforcement Center hours after the man allegedly killed the mother of his infant daughter.

According to police, Jonathan Bennett, 23, drove into the parking lot outside the police department at about 11 p.m. and opened fire on a group of officers. One officer was hit by gunfire, while police returned fire on the suspect, shooting and killing him.

PHOTO: Bullet holes are shown near the door to the entrance of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., Jan. 12, 2018. Davie Hinshaw/AP
Bullet holes are shown near the door to the entrance of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., Jan. 12, 2018.

PHOTO: Bullet holes are shown near the door to the entrance of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., Jan. 12, 2018. Davie Hinshaw/AP
Bullet holes are shown near the door to the entrance of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., Jan. 12, 2018.

The officer was struck in the leg and transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The shootout came about six hours after Charlotte-Mecklenburg police announced they were searching for Bennett as the suspect in the killing of the mother of Bennett's 2-month-old baby.

Officials initially said the man had fled with the baby, Journei Bennett, but she was found safe and unharmed, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said.

Police said the victim, whose name was not released, was found shot at a home this afternoon. She died at the scene, police said. A second child was found unharmed at the scene, police said.

It appears to be a "domestic-related and that the victim and suspect were known to one another," police said.

Police had announced they were searching for Jonathan Bennett, who was last seen driving a white Ford Expedition, earlier in the day.

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  • what

    Let dee if they say something stupid like why did they have to shoot him.

  • Alan

    I am thankful that no police officer was killed. Hopefully the one shot in the leg will recover fine.

  • USAF Retired

    This had to be "suicide by cop". He had to know what was coming by driving to a police station and opening fire on cops. You can't get much lower than killing the mother of your child.

  • Big Ben

    Suicide by cop.

  • BannedSimplyForPosting220

    Surprised ABC published his photo.

  • Quantez Williams

    Earl Thomas, free safety for the Seattle Seahawks, lol.