An armed subject experiencing a mental health crisis fired a gunshot in the presence of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers on Tuesday morning.

According to a tweet from CMPD, around 6:30 a.m., officers responded to a mental health crisis call for service at the 8700 block of University Executive Park Drive. They arrived to the scene with MEDIC and located a male subject in need of medical attention.

Police say that when officers tried to de-escalate the situation, a struggle ensued with the subject. During the struggle, the subject reportedly pulled out a handgun and fired a shot, striking himself in the leg.

Officers tased him and MEDIC gave him medical care.

The subject was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

No officers was injured or discharged their gun on the scene, according to CMPD.

The subject’s gun was recovered at the scene.

Anyone with additional information can the department at 704-432-TIPS or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 704-334-1600 or visiting

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

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