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Second suspect arrested in officer-involved shooting, pawn shop robbery

Jamaal Westbrooks (Source: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department) Jamaal Westbrooks (Source: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department)
Bobby Lannell Hargrove (Source: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department) Bobby Lannell Hargrove (Source: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department)
(Alex Giles | WBTV) (Alex Giles | WBTV)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A second person has been charged in connection to an armed robbery that led to an exchange of gunfire with Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers.

Jamaal Westbrooks, 25, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Bobby Lannell Hargrove, 18, was also charged after he was injured during the exchange of gunfire with officer Kendrick Williams.

Hargrove was taken to Carolinas Medical Center to be treated for his injuries. After being cleared by medical staff, he was taken to police headquarters and charged with thee counts of kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm. 

The incident began on Thursday, October 12, when police were called to the Cash American Pawn store in the Walmart shopping center on Wilkinson Boulevard for an armed robbery in progress. It happened around 6:45 p.m.

Officers arrived and said one of the suspects shot a gun at them. Aside from Hargrove, no other injuries were reported. 

SWAT was called to the scene to check inside the building for the second person, believed to be Westbrooks, but were unable to locate him.

Tuesday morning, officers said they located the vehicle believed to be used in the robbery and subsequently identified Westbrooks as that second suspect.

As per standard protocol, Williams was placed on paid administrative leave and the incident will be investigated by the Internal Affairs Bureau. Williams has been with CMPD since January 2010.

Anyone with further information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS, or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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