The State Bureau of Investigation is carrying out a shooting investigation that involves an off-duty officer of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
On Friday, December 27, 2019, at around 12:15 am, many suspects threatened off-duty CMPD Officer Emily Bishop and her husband, trying to steal them at gunpoint in the parking lot of 7920 Waterford Tide Loop Charlotte, NC.
Officer Bishop consequently took her department-issued service weapon and discharged the gun. The suspects also shot at the officer and her husband before escaping the location.
A 17-year-old minor male suspect was wounded during the firing and was carried to the hospital. The 17-year-old minor is currently recovering from non-life threatening wounds. Information and proof gathered also reported that the same suspects performed a robbery and armed burglary of a resident in the same apartment complex just minutes earlier to the officer-involved firing incident.
After his release from the hospital, the juvenile suspect will be charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intention to Kill on a Law Enforcement Officer, Attempted Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intention to Kill and Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.
The other suspects are on the run.
Officer Bishop was not bodily harmed during the incident. She was appointed by the CMPD on June 18, 2018, and assigned as a patrol officer in the Freedom Division. Officer Bishop has been put on administrative leave, which is standard method anytime an officer fires his or her weapon.