Dozens of vehicles from law enforcement, fire, EMS and other agencies escorted a vehicle carrying slain Mooresville K9 Officer Jordan Harris Sheldon’s body from Atrium Health in Charlotte to the Medical Examiner’s Office.
Sheldon, 32, a six-year veteran of the Mooresville Police Department, was shot during a traffic stop on West Plaza Drive at about 10 p.m. Saturday, according to police. He was transported from the scene but died from his injuries.
The suspect in the shooting had been arrested in Statesville April 3 for driving while intoxicated. MPD on Sunday identified the suspect as Michael Yovany Aldana, 28, of Mooresville.
Police found Aldana shortly after Saturday’s shooting in a nearby apartment, dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Aldana listed a Jonathan Lane home address in Statesville at the time of his April arrest. Mooresville police have not revealed the cause for Saturday’s stop.
“The Mooresville Police Department thanks you for the outpouring of support we’re already receiving from the community and fellow law enforcement agencies,” MPD said on Twittter Sunday. “We appreciate the flowers and comments.”