A Charlotte teenager is now being charged with the attempted murder of a police officer after a violent encounter this morning in East Charlotte.
According to CMPD, the incident occurred at about 7:20 am this morning when police received a call about a car break-in at the Woodland Estates Apartment complex off Winged Elm court, just south of Albemarle Rd.
When officers arrived, they spotted who they believed to be the suspect of the break-in and a foot chase ensued. The suspect shot a firearm at the police while running away from them and hit one of the officers. The officer returned fire but did not hit the suspect.
Officer Involved Shooting in the Independence Division. https://t.co/s42J1yR7ll
— CMPD News (@CMPD) December 27, 2021
The CMPD officer who was shot was taken to Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was apprehended and is now being charged with robbery and the attempted murder of a police officer.
CMPD Deputy Chief Coerte Voorhees gave a media interview this morning describing the incident in more detail:
Since the officer discharged his weapon, CMPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau is conducting an investigation, as is standard procedure. The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave.