16-year-old wearing bulletproof vest shoots, injures NC officer

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Grayson Ferrell

CORNELIUS, N.C. — A 16-year-old boy wearing a bulletproof vest shot and injured a North Carolina police lieutenant who was responding to a domestic disturbance on Saturday.

WSOC reported that Grayson Ferrell faces charges after he allegedly shot Lt. James Quattlebaum in the stomach after police responded to a home in Cornelius.

Police responded to the home at about 11:30 a.m. in reference to a domestic disturbance call. The suspect, his mother and his girlfriend where reportedly home at the time of the shooting.

Officers came under fire and reportedly shot back, injuring Ferrell, according to WBTV. He faces charges.

The injured officer was rushed to the hospital, but was said to have been in fair condition on Saturday.

Cornelius Police have asked the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police take over the investigation into the shooting.

Read more: WSOC, WBTV