CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A driver attempted to run over a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer inside a parking deck outside the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport Tuesday night, sparking a shooting, police said.
The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. at the airport business valet deck located at 5601 Wilkinson Boulevard. CMPD Officer Xeng Lor was called to the scene to check out a suspicious vehicle.
As Officer Lor got out of his car and attempted to approach the vehicle in question, the driver, later identified as Xyavier Calliste, 20, drove right toward the officer. CMPD said Officer Lor perceived the act as an imminent threat, and fired his handgun at the driver.
Officer Lor was not harmed during the encounter and Calliste fled the scene. CMPD shutdown the Business Valet parking garage Tuesday night along Harlee Avenue.
#NOW We have been moved back by airport staff, but there is a large police investigation happening now at the Business Valet parking deck at CLT airport. CMPD confirms there is a second scene at a local hospital. Unclear what happened. Waiting for details. @FOX46News pic.twitter.com/34I6WgI3f4— Brett Baldeck (@BrettFOX46) August 1, 2018
A short time later on Tuesday night, Calliste showed up at Atrium Health with apparent gunshot wounds, police said. He fit the description of the man involved in the airport incident and arrived in a vehicle that also fit the description of the 'suspicious vehicle' CMPD was called to investigate.
Calliste is currently at Atrium Health for treatment and when he is released he will be charged with first-degree trespassing and assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer. He also has outstanding warrants from South Carolina.
This remains an open and ongoing criminal investigation. Officer Lor has been placed on administrative leave, as is standard procedure with any officer-involved shooting.
The Internal Affairs Bureau is conducting a separate but parallel investigation to determine whether CMPD policies and procedures were adhered to during this incident, as is standard procedure.