Juvenile Suspect Grazed By Bullet While Attempting to Steal Vehicle

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Westover Division are conducting an attempted stolen vehicle investigation near the 100 block of Southwold Drive in the Westover Division.
CMPD Public Affairs
cmpdpio@cmpd.org
1/18/2023

Charlotte, N.C. – (Wednesday, January 18, 2023) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Westover Division are conducting an attempted stolen vehicle investigation near the 100 block of Southwold Drive in the Westover Division.

On Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at approximately 10:16 a.m., officers in the Westover Division responded to an Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Injury call for service, regarding a suspect attempting to steal a vehicle, with a person shot, in the 100 block of Southwold Drive.  The preliminary investigation indicates a juvenile was attempting to steal a vehicle when a citizen intervened in the theft, and fired one shot into the vehicle.  The juvenile sustained a non-life threatening graze wound from the gunshot.  The Charlotte Fire Department and Medic also responded to the scene.  Medic transported the juvenile to an area hospital for treatment. 

The CMPD's Crimes Against Children Unit and Westover Division detectives responded to conduct an investigation.  Crime Scene Search Unit responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing. As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office. For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20230118-1016-01.

 

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