A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer early Sunday shot and wounded a suspect who was alleged to be carrying a gun while running from officers.
CMPD did not immediately release the suspect’s name or the name of the officer who shot the suspect.
The incident began at 2:08 a.m. when police were dispatched to the 6700 block of Albemarle Road after someone called to report seeing a male with a gun.
When officers arrived, they began chasing a male who matched the suspect’s description.
“During the foot pursuit, officers determined (the suspect) to be armed with a handgun,” CMPD said in a statement released to local media. “While pursuing the subject, an officer perceived an imminent deadly threat and fired his service weapon, striking the subject.”
No officer was injured, CMPD said.
The suspect was taken to Carolinas Medical Center. CMPD did not comment on the extent of the suspect’s injuries or say what prompted the officer to shoot.
The officer involved in the shooting was placed on administrative leave while CMPD investigates the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS to speak with a homicide detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers web site at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com.