CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The FBI is looking for the person responsible for throwing an explosive at officers during a Charlotte protest.
On Saturday, May 30, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Charlotte Division said a person or people threw what appeared to be a “firework-type mortar” at officers in uptown Charlotte.
The mortar exploded and hit an 11-year veteran of the police department.
The FBI says the officer suffered second-degree burns, was hit with shrapnel and lost his hearing for two days.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the FBI Charlotte at (704) 672-6100 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.