An armed subject experiencing mental health crisis fired a gunshot in the presence of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers on Tuesday morning.
According to a tweet by CMPD, around 6:30 a.m., officers responded to a mental health crisis call for service at the 8700 block of University Executive Park Drive. They arrived to the scene with MEDIC and located a male subject in need of medical attention.
Police say when officers tried to de-escalate the situation, a struggle ensued with the subject. During the struggle, the subject who pulled out a handgun and fired a shot, striking himself in the leg.
Officers tased him and MEDIC gave him medical care. The subject was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
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No officers was injured or discharged their gun on the scene, according to CMPD. The subject’s gun was recovered at the scene.
Anyone with additional information can the department at 704-432-TIPS or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 704-334-1600 or visiting charlottecrimestoppers.com.