Woman dies after officer-involved shooting in south Charlotte

The incident happened in the 8900 block of St. Croix Lane.
Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting in south Charlotte.
Published: Aug. 19, 2022 at 6:20 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting that killed a woman in south Charlotte on Friday evening.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), the incident happened in the 8900 block of St. Croix Lane in the Raintree neighborhood shortly after 5:30 p.m.

CMPD officers were serving an involuntary commitment order on 60-year-old Brenda Donahue when the gunfire began.

According to CMPD, a male opened the door for officers, and as officers called out to the female, she fired shots at three officers.

One officer was hit in the chest, but protective equipment stopped the bullet. The officer was not harmed.

A separate, single officer returned fire and struck Donahue.

Officers immediately began rendering aid to her, and she was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. On Aug. 25, she died from her injuries.

The officer involved in this shooting is Officer Brandon Graham of the South Division. Officer Graham has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard policy in any officer-involved shooting.

A firearm was recovered from the scene.

Homicide Unit detectives and the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) responded to the scene to conduct an investigation. A separate internal investigation will also take place.

After a request was filed with the courts, CMPD released body-worn camera footage of the shooting.

Warning: This video contains graphic footage.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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