CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- What looks like an active crime scene is really advanced training for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officers.
The department started the new training in January. The exercise simulates five potentially deadly scenarios, teaching officers how to react.
"Yea that was intense," said Officer Susan Manassah.
"Because you're getting shot at, gun jammed you had to reload and think quick."
They learn when to use verbal commands, and when to escalate to using lethal force.
Officers we spoke with said it's never an easy decision to use deadly force. They only use it when absolutely necessary.
"It's going to test our decision making to make sure that we are making sound decision based upon our policy and deadly force law," said Manassah.