CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer responding to a report of an armed person chasing someone early Wednesday shot and wounded a person, police said.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Johnny Jennings said that the initial call involved someone chasing another person with a firearm, news outlets reported.
After arriving at Annabelle Place in Charlotte, an officer encountered a person and then discharged his service weapon, striking the person in the leg, police said in a news release. The injured person was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg that was not considered life-threatening, police said.
Jennings couldn’t confirm that the person shot by the officer was one of the people referenced in the 911 call. The officer wasn't injured, but he was taken to a hospital as a precaution, he said.
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation will investigate the incident and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police will conduct a separate investigation to determine whether department policies and procedures were followed, officials said. The officer will be placed on routine paid administrative leave.