Michael Yovany Aldana

Michael Yovany Aldana

Michael Yovany Aldana, 28, of Mooresville, has been identified as the suspect in the fatal shooting Saturday night of Mooresville K9 Officer Jordan Harris Sheldon. Aldana died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

Shortly after 10 p.m., the 32-year-old officer was shot during a routine traffic stop on West Plaza Drive, according to a news release. Sheldon was transported to a hospital, but later died from his injuries.

Aldana fled and was later located in a nearby apartment. Prior to police entering the residence, the suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say.

Police said during a news conference on Sunday that he was known to them, but did not elaborate. 

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