Fugitive, officer in southeast Charlotte shooting identified - | WBTV Charlotte

Fugitive, officer in southeast Charlotte shooting identified

(John Sparks | WBTV) (John Sparks | WBTV)
2015 mugshot of Nicholas Poulos (Source: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office) 2015 mugshot of Nicholas Poulos (Source: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)

A fugitive and officer involved in a shooting in southeast Charlotte Wednesday night have been identified. 

Police say officer David Harvey was involved in the shooting on Wendover Road at Monroe Road that injured 30-year-old Nicholas Poulos.

Officers say they located an out-of-state stolen vehicle near I-77 and Carowinds Boulevard around 10:15 p.m. 

"It was determined that the driver was a fugitive and had warrants of out Mecklenburg County for felony probation violation, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin, possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and possession of drug paraphernalia," police said. 

Officers followed the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop in southeast Charlotte, where they attempted to arrest Poulos. That's when officers say Poulos rammed his vehicle into several occupied and unoccupied police cars, as well as an occupied citizen's car. 

Police say an officer "perceived an imminent deadly threat" and fired his gun, shooting the man in the hand. Medic took Poulos to the hospital with minor injuries. 

Officer Harvey, who has been with CMPD since 2011, was placed on administrative leave, per department protocol. 

Poulos faces charges of assault on a law enforcement officer, assault with a deadly weapon, four counts of damage to property, possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of marijuana.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

CMPD says a separate investigation will determine whether CMPD policies and procedures were properly followed.

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

No officers were injured in the incident. 

Copyright 2017 WBTV. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly