CMPD: Officer Shoots, Injures Person At Southwest Charlotte Apartment Complex
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer shot and injured a person early Wednesday morning after a report that someone was chasing a person with a gun in southwest Charlotte, according to CMPD.
Officers responded to a citizen initiated armed person call for service near Annabelle Place, off of Brown Grier Road. Upon arrival at the scene, an officer located a person and then fired his service weapon, striking a subject in the leg.
The person was transported to the hospital by Medic to be treated for the non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg.
The officer involved in the shooting has also been transported to the hospital, just as a precaution, officials at the scene say.
Through an initial investigation, police were able to recover a gun from the scene.
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is conducting the officer-involved shooting investigation and will be the primary investigative agency.
As is standard procedure with any officer involved shooting, the CMPD Internal Affairs Bureau will conduct a separate but parallel investigation to determine whether CMPD policies and procedures were adhered to during the incident. The officer will be placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard policy whenever an officer discharges a service weapon.
The public can leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.