CMPD officers fire shots, 4 people arrested following alleged car theft in northwest Charlotte

The incident happened in the 1300 block of Onyx Street.
Nobody was injured after three CMPD officers fired shots in northwest Charlotte.
Published: Sep. 15, 2022 at 5:36 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) is investigating an officer-involved shooting in northwest Charlotte on Thursday evening.

Police said the incident happened in the 1300 block of Onyx Street, near LC Coleman Neighborhood Park, shortly after 5 p.m.

The incident began after police received a call about a stolen vehicle, and attempted to perform a traffic stop on the vehicle.

Police say Shaheem Covington, who was armed with a firearm in hand, then fled the vehicle.

CMPD says multiple officers perceived an imminent threat and discharged their service weapons.

The suspect was not struck and there were no injuries to the officers or the suspect.

The suspect surrendered to officers and four subjects total were taken into custody.

Covington is charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, fleeing to elude and resisting officers.

Two juveniles were charged with possession of a firearm by a minor. No information was given about the fourth subject.

Officers recovered multiple firearms from the scene.

CMPD says multiple officers were placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation, as is standard protocol.

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