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A teenager has been charged with attempted murder after shooting a police officer on December 27, 2021 at apartments on Winged Elm Court Charlotte, NC.

The attempted murder was around 7 in the morning. Officers were dispatched to a larceny from vehicle in progress call on Winged Elm Court at apartments.

The caller also advised that the suspect had pointed a firearm at a nearby citizen. Responding officers made contact with the suspect, who fled on foot. During a brief foot chase, the teenage suspect fired at the pursuing officers, striking one of the officers in the upper body.

The officer returned fire, but the teenage suspect was not struck by gunfire. The teenager was quickly arrested and taken into custody.

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The shot officer was transported to an area hospital and was treated for non life threatening injuries.

As is standard procedure with any officer involved shooting, the Internal Affairs Bureau will conduct a separate but parallel investigation to determine whether police 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.

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