Cops shoot and kill armed man in Morris Heights

(12/11/04) MORRIS HEIGHTS Police officers shot and killed an armed man Friday night in Morris Heights after an apparent altercation.

Police say Carleton Lockhart was involved in an argument with another man over a cell phone. According to authorities, Lockhart took out a gun, pistol whipped the other individual, and fired three shots.

Police responded to the scene after the shots were fired and chased Lockhart, who fled at the sight of the officers. Lockhart and another officer apparently entered into a scuffle where witnesses say they heard shots fired. Lockhart was later pronounced dead at an area hospital. Police say he served time in prison for an earlier offense.

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