CMPD Investigating Outside Agency Officer-Involved Shooting In West Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating after two Community Corrections officers were involved in a shoot-out with two suspects in west Charlotte.

The CMPD says the  North Carolina Department of Public Safety Community Corrections officers, who work with offenders on probation or parole, were on-duty in the area of Reid Avenue near the intersection of Caronia Street.

As the officers drove to the intersection, they saw two unkown men walking on Caronia Street and noticed that one of the men was a carrying a handgun.

The officers stopped their vehicle at the Reid Avenue and Caronia Street intersection, at which point the individuals began running and one of the suspects fired multiple shots at the officers.

Investigators say the Community Corrections officers’ vehicle was hit by two gunshots but neither officer was injured.  One of the officers returned fire at the suspects but it is unknown if either suspect was injured.

CMPD officers, a K-9 Team, and a helicopter with the CMPD Aviation Unit executed a search for the suspects but they were not located.

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety Community Correction’s Internal Investigation Unit will conduct a separate but parallel investigation to the CMPD’s investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective.  Detective Helms is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.