CHARLOTTE - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating after an officer and suspect were involved in a shooting on Saturday around 10 p.m. in South Charlotte.
Officers first responded to a call regarding shots fired in the 12000 block of Honey Hill Lane. When police and the Charlotte Fire Department arrived at the residence, the suspect, Joshulae Matthews-Vincent Carter, 25, shot Lieutenant Andrew Harris who has been a member of CMPD since Dec. 9, 1992. Officers then fired back at the suspect.
Officials from both CMPD and the fire department treated Lieutenant Harris and Carter. Medic transported them both to Carolinas Medical Center. Harris sustained a serious injury and has been released from the hospital. Carter sustained life threatening injuries.
Once he is released from the hospital, Carter will face three counts of assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm and two counts of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, assault inflicting serious bodily injury on a law enforcement officer, second degree kidnapping, assault on a female and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
A male victim was also transported to Carolinas Medical Center with a non-life threatening injury after police say he was shot by the suspect inside an apartment.
Other members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department who were involved in the shooting have been identified as Sergeant Jonathan Steppe and Officer Jon Carroll.
Lt. Harris, Sergeant Steppe and Officer Carroll have all been place on paid administrative leave. Steppe has been employed with the CMPD since Aug. 8, 2008 and Carroll since Feb. 23, 2015.
The Internal Affairs Bureau is conducting a separate but parallel investigation to determine whether CMPD policies and procedures were adhered to during the course of the incident.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.