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A Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot 5 times during a wild traffic stop on February 19, 2022. The shooting occurred on Salome Church Road Charlotte, NC. The shot deputy is Dijon Whyms. The suspect is 23-year-old Aiden Bryant.

Aiden Bryant. and Dijon Whyms

Aiden Bryant. and Dijon Whyms

The shooting was at 4:15 p.m., Deputy Dijon was conducting a traffic stop on Salome Church Road. The deputy approached the vehicle, Aiden is accused of firing multiple shots at Deputy Dijon. 

The deputy was shot 5 times, but was still able to return fire, injuring the suspect. Both Deputy Dijon and Aiden were transported to Atrium Health Main hospital.

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 Deputy Dijon has been employed with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office since 2002. 

The Deputy underwent surgery and is in recovery. Aiden also suffered injuries during  the shooting.