Suspect in custody after two Charlotte police officers, 10-year-old girl shot
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A suspect is in custody after two Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers were shot and injured on Sunday, according to officials.
WSOC-TV reported that Brandon Jamorris Brewer, 27, is in police custody in connection with the shooting.
Police Chief Rodney Monroe said officers were responding to a domestic violence call in the 400 block of Kingville Road.
They were unable to find the woman who placed the call, and saw a man leaving a house. The man fired a shotgun at the officers, according to officials. Police said the first officer was hit in the leg and arm by what Monroe thinks were shotgun pellets.
“It’s a very lucky day that nobody is dead and nobody seriously injured,” Monroe said.
Police said a 10-year-old girl was home with a sibling when Brewer knocked on her door. Brewer pulled out a shotgun and shot through a window, according to police. Police said the 10-year-old has superficial injuries and will be OK.
The officers have minor injuries and were taken to Carolinas Medical Center.
The shooting happened near Tom Hunter Road and North Tryon Street. The suspect barricaded himself in a home, according to police.
Brewer surrendered to police and came out of the house unarmed.