Authorities: NC man shot by police to face several charges

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.

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