CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV/Gray News) – A 14-year-old is facing charges, including attempted murder of a police officer, after shooting a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer during a car break-in, WBTV reported.
Officers were dispatched to a car break-in Monday morning. The caller also said the suspect pointed a firearm at a resident in the area.
When police arrived, they chased the suspect who opened fire at them, striking one of the officers in the upper-body area, authorities said.
Police returned fire and the teen was eventually taken into custody.
The officer was taken to a hospital, but his injuries are not life-threatening, authorities said. No other injuries were reported.
The 14-year-old is being charged with attempted murder of a police officer and robbery. The suspect’s name has not been released.
Authorities said they were fortunate that Monday’s situation wasn’t any more serious.
“I employ parents, guardians; know where your children are,” Deputy Chief Coerte Voorhees said.
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14-year-old charged with attempted murder of police officer in North Carolina