Charlotte, NC – A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was hospitalized Monday morning after being shot by a 14-year-old gunman, according to police.
The incident occurred as a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) officer was responding to a report of a multiple vehicle break-ins in the 6100-block of Winged Elm Court near the Woodland Estates Apartment Homes at approximately 7:20 a.m. on Dec. 27, WBTV reported.
Police said the caller also informed them that the suspect was seen pointing a gun at a resident, according to the news outlet.
Officers arrived at the scene and began chasing after the gunman, who then allegedly opened fire on them, WBTV reported.
One officer was shot in the upper body during the attack, according to police.
At least one officer returned fire before taking the shooter into custody, WBTV reported.
The suspect was not hit by their gunfire, according to police.
The unidentified wounded officer was rushed to Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center, where his injuries were determined to be non-life threatening, WCNC reported.
The officer was expected to be released from the hospital later on Monday, according to WSOC.
Police said the unnamed gunman is a 14-year-old male.
He has been charged with attempted murder of a police officer and robbery, WCNC reported.