Lunch Break (1/5/15): Man found dead after shootout with police

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A man was found dead after shooting it out with police at the Sunset Village Apartments in west Charlotte this morning. According to police, officers responding to a shots fired call at the complex at around 5 a.m. were shot at by a man on a second-floor balcony. One officer returned fire and the police on scene called in SWAT to form a perimeter around the apartments. Soon thereafter, members of SWAT found the suspect dead inside an apartment. It's unclear at this time whether the suspect died of self-inflicted wounds or was hit by the officer. (Ryan Pitkin) 

If anyone is out of work and looking for a payday this morning, Michael Jordan's daughter is offering $1,000 to the person who can find her dog, Mila. Jasmine Jordan has been tweeting since yesterday that the dog is missing and she won't stop until she finds him. See below for pictures. She asks that anyone with information call 704-975-9078. (Charlotte Observer Staff) 

The owners of a trucking plant in Rowan County have notified nearly 1,000 workers that this week will be their last on the job, leaving many in the small town of Cleveland looking for new jobs thats may not exist. The owner of the Freightliner plant told reporters that truck sales have done fine but the company is preparing for a slow 2016, which is apparently tied in with the fact that it is an election year. Employees who are laid off will be paid through workforce adjustment through March 5. (Ken Lemon, WSOC) 

One person was transported to the hospital after being stabbed during a domestic incident in south Charlotte last night. Medic responded to an assault call on the 400 block of Queens Road at about 9:30 p.m. and found the stabbing victim to be suffering life-threatening injuries. (WCNC Staff) 

Two people were reportedly injured in a wreck involving a school bus in west Charlotte yesterday, and the one student on the bus at the time was apparently not one of them. The wreck happened at around 3:45 p.m. on Ashley Road and sent one person to Carolinas Medical Center with serious injuries. Another person suffered minor injuries. The bus involved was reportedly from Allenbrook Elementary School. (WBTV Web Staff) 

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