CMPD: Man injured in officer-involved shooting, investigation underway

CMPD: Suspect injured in officer-involved shooting, investigation underway

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A man was injured in an officer-involved shooting in Charlotte Saturday morning, police say. An investigation is underway.

The shooting took place on the 3900 block of Winfield Dr. and law enforcement and SWAT personnel were on the scene.

CMPD detectives identified the man in the case as 29-year-old Bobby Morgan.

He is currently being treated at an area hospital and his family has been notified of the incident.

At 8:26 a.m., CMPD officers responded to a check the welfare call for service after a male caller stated that he had a gun and was upset with his neighbors.

Neighbor Jason King said he was outside just before the shooting happened.

“The cop comes and approaches me and says we’re in the line of fire, or there could be a shootout,” said King. "There was just movie style SWAT stuff.”

Upon arriving at the scene, officers positioned themselves outside of the residence and heard shots fired from inside where Morgan had barricaded himself. Later, Morgan left the house with a firearm in his hands and after ignoring several commands to drop the weapon, officers determined that he posed a deadly threat and fired their weapons.

Morgan was seriously injured during the incident and taken to the hospital.

CMPD reports that all officers involved in the incident are safe.

The handgun Morgan used was found at the scene. Police have since secured the area and reported that the neighborhood is safe.

Chief Putney spoke to the press after arriving at the scene and assured members of the community that the scene was clearing up.

“We do know we’ve been to this resident multiple times especially in the last year," said Chief Putney. "We’re trying to establish a rapport, we just weren’t successful.”

The members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department who fired their weapons in the incident have been identified as Joshua Skipper, Edward Gonzalez and Derek Rud.

Joshua Skipper is a patrol officer in the Eastway Division and has been with the department since December 5, 2005.

Edward Gonzalez is a patrol officer in the Eastway Division and has been with the department since March 24, 2003.

Derek Rud is an investigator and has been with the department since July 18, 2005.

CMPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau is now conducting a parallel investigation to ensure that CMPD policies and procedures were adhered to during this situation.

As per protocol, the officers involved in the shooting have been put on administrative leave for the time being while the investigation continues.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or speak directly with a detective by calling 704-432-TIPS.

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