Friday, 19 October, 2018

Police Officer Shot Near Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

The vehicle Bennett is believed to be Bennett The vehicle Bennett is believed to be
Kenny Thornton | 12 January, 2018, 15:45

At about 3:50 p.m., police said that Bennett was the only suspect and that detectives believe he took their 3-month-old baby.

The first dispatch call came over the radio around 10:45 p.m., with an urgent request for officers to start heading to CMPD headquarters.

Police said they were briefing in the parking lot between the law enforcement center and the CMPD parking deck, when they were shot at multiple times. An officer was reportedly shot in the leg and was taken to a hospital.

The shooting outside police headquarters will be investigated by the department's internal affairs unit to determine whether the officers involved followed CMPD policy and procedures.

The officer's injuries are not life threatening, police said.

TV station WCNC reported MEDIC took two patients to Carolinas Medical Center, one with serious injuries and one with minor injuries. "Slow the traffic. Suspect is in custody".

"I need additional units around the L.E.C., establish a perimeter", one officer said to dispatch. He had last been seen driving an older, white Ford Expedition with NY license plates HUP3071, reported WCNC.

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Jonathan Bennett, 23, died in a shootout with police Friday.

Investigators said they are searching for 23-year-old Jonathan Bennett. Six to eight officers were outside, some of which were parole and probations officers.

He was found guilty of felony breaking and entering, speeding to elude arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, second degree trespassing, assault and battery, resisting an officer, and larceny after breaking and entering.

The police continued to search for Bennett who was described as about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 210 pounds and having black hair and brown eyes.

Putney said the injured officer was in good spirits.

Waxhaw police also tweeted that they were praying for the CMPD officers.

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