Man dies after a shootout with Shelby police

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A man is dead after a shootout with Shelby police officers early Monday morning.

Around 12:55 a.m., officers attempted to serve a warrant when they spotted the 27-year-old suspect, identified as Joey Bridges Jr., walking in front of the residence on S. Dekalb Street in Shelby.

The chief told FOX 46 Charlotte Bridges Jr. then went around the back of the house where he confronted Shelby police officers. Shots were fired and the man was killed.

"I thought it was my neighbor. It was real sad," a neighbor, who was visibly shaken up, told FOX 46 Charlotte.

The State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate the case. 

The warrant was for Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.