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Man arrested after firing at officers in east Charlotte, CMPD says

CMPD officials said they were called to a home on Hunting Ridge Lane in east Charlotte around 11:30 p.m. Thursday for a person in crisis.
When officers tried to talk with the man, they say he fired at them and shot into an unoccupied marked police car.
Published: Jun. 24, 2022 at 5:24 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested a man after he fired shots at officers, according to the department.

CMPD officials said they were called to a home on Hunting Ridge Lane in east Charlotte around 11:30 p.m. Thursday for a person in crisis.

When officers tried to talk with the man, later identified as Joshua Gaither, they say he fired at them and shot into an unoccupied marked police car.

Officers called for backup and eventually set up a perimeter around the home. They were later able to de-escalate the situation and the man finally surrendered on his own, according to law enforcement.

He was taken into custody and then taken to the hospital for treatment. He was charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer after his release from the hospital.

According to the CMPD, no officers fired their weapons during the incident.

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