Suspect injured after shooting at officers during chase

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A person was taken to the hospital Thursday with life-threatening injuries after being shot by police during a chase.

The incident happened about noon on May 27 in the area of Old Interstate Road. Officers with the Charlotte Mecklenburg police said they were “attempting to speak with a subject matching the description in a recent shooting and armed robbery” when that person started to run.

CMPD said the person fired at officers during the foot chase, and one officer fired back, striking the subject, authorities said. No officers were injured.

The person was taken to the hospital by medic, police said, and the gun was recovered at the scene. Police have not yet identified the person injured in the shooting or the officers involved.

The State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate the shooting, and the Internal Affairs Bureau will conduct a separate, but parallel investigation, into whether CMPD’s policies and procedures were followed during the incident. The officers are also being placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure, the department says, in all police-involved shootings.

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