The State Bureau of Investigation is conducting a shooting investigation involving an off-duty Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer.
On Friday, December 27, 2019, at approximately 12:15 a.m., multiple suspects approached off-duty CMPD Officer Emily Bishop and her husband, attempting to rob them at gunpoint in the parking lot of 7920 Waterford Tide Loop Charlotte, NC.
Officer Bishop subsequently produced her department issued service weapon and fired the weapon. The suspects returned fire before fleeing the location.
A 17-year-old juvenile male suspect was injured during the exchange and was transported to the hospital. He is currently recovering from non-life threatening injuries. Information and evidence gathered also revealed that the same suspects committed a burglary and armed robbery of a resident in the same apartment complex just minutes prior to the officer-involved shooting incident.
Upon his release from the hospital, the juvenile suspect will be charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill on a Law Enforcement Officer, Attempted Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill and Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.
The additional suspects currently remain on the run.
Officer Bishop was not physically injured during the incident. She was hired by the CMPD on June 18, 2018, and is assigned as a patrol officer in the Freedom Division. Officer Bishop has been placed on administrative leave which is standard procedure anytime an officer discharges his or her weapon.
At the conclusion of the SBI’s investigation, the CMPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau will conduct a separate investigation to ensure CMPD policies and procedures were followed during the incident.