CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say man shot by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer will face several charges once he’s released from a hospital.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in news releases that the incident began shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday when officers responded to call about a man armed with a handgun. They say the man fled on foot when officers arrived.
They say an officer shot the man after determining he was armed and posed a deadly threat.
The officer involved in the shooting was identified as Jeremiah Dossett, who was placed on paid administrative leave.
The man who was shot was identified as 30-year-old Robert Morrow III. Police say he’ll face several charges when he’s released from the hospital, including assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He also faces charges in other cases.