Armed man shot by officer after foot chase in east Charlotte ID'd

Officer-involved shooting in East Charlotte
A mugshot of Robert Morrow III from a previous, unrelated arrest. (Mecklenburg County Jail)
A mugshot of Robert Morrow III from a previous, unrelated arrest. (Mecklenburg County Jail)
Eric Johnson | WBTV
Eric Johnson | WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have identified a man who was injured in an officer-involved shooting in East Charlotte Sunday morning.

Officers were called to a convenience store on Albemarle Road for reports of an armed person around 2 a.m. When they got there, police said they saw a man with a gun, who then took off.

CMPD Chief Kerr Putney said a lethal threat was made during a short foot chase and an officer fired a single shot, hitting the man.

That man, identified as 30-year-old Robert Morrow III, was taken to CMC-Main. There is no word on his condition.

When he is released from the hospital, Morrow will be charged with assault on a female, assault by pointing a gun, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, trafficking cocaine, and resist, obstruct and delay.

Police said on top of the charges for Sunday's incident, Morrow will also be served with four outstanding warrants for unrelated cases in Mecklenburg, Gaston and Union Counties.

The officer involved, Jeremiah Dossett, was not injured. As is standard procedure with any officer involved shooting, the Internal Affairs Bureau will conduct a separate investigation and Dossett will be placed on administrative leave. Dosset has been with CMPD since August 2012.

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