Police in Charlotte shoot, seriously injure robbery suspect

June 26, 2022 GMT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in Charlotte say they shot and seriously injured an armed robbery suspect after he opened fire on officers.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said it received a call Sunday before 1 p.m. about an armed robbery on Tuckaseegee Road.

Police say they encountered a suspect shot multiple times at officers, striking at least one patrol car.

Officers returned fire, and the suspect was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say a firearm was uncovered on scene.

No officers were injured.