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Officer Milus "Terry" Lyles

 

On August 5, 1990, Officer Terry Lyles and another officer responded to a domestic disturbance call in northwest Charlotte.  Officer Lyles arrested a male at the scene for communicating threats and began driving the suspect to jail for processing. During transport the handcuffed suspect  retreived a small handgun which he had concealed in his underwear and shot Officer Lyles twice through the driver's seat and again as Officer Lyles stumbled out of the car. Lyles died the next day, August 6, from his wounds.