A 14-year-old was charged for shooting a police officer during a foot chase Monday in southeast Charlotte.

According to a statement by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, officers responded to a Larceny From Vehicle in progress call in the 6100 block of Winged Elm Court. The caller informed that the suspect had pointed a firearm at a nearby citizen. 

When officers made contact with the suspect, a foot chase ensued. The suspect fired at the pursuing officers, striking one of them. 

Officers fired back but suspect was not struck with gunfire and taken into custody.

The injured officer was transported to an hospital and was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was transported to an area hospital for evaluation.

At this time the CMPD is not looking for any additional suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS to speak with a homicide detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

This story has been updated to reflect the identification of the suspect.

Jalon is a general assignment reporter for QCity Metro. He is a graduate of North Carolina Central University and an avid sports fan. (jalon@qcitymetro.com)

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