Suspect shoots at CMPD officers

Suspect shoots at CMPD officers

Suspect shoots at CMPD officers

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by RICHARD DEVAYNE / NBC Charlotte

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WCNC.com

Posted on June 17, 2014 at 5:13 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 18 at 4:45 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are still searching for a man who shot at officers on Monday night in west Charlotte.

 "I heard eight shots," said Justin Davis who lives in the area. "I was on my porch and heard what sounded like eight shots, eight rapid fire shots, and I saw the man running with a gun."

Police closed part of West Trade Street, from Fifth to Frazier streets, as they searched for the suspect early Tuesday morning. The street was reopened around 7 a.m.

"I saw him running through people's back yard and police looking for him," said Davis.

It started when police responded to a call around 10:55 p.m., in which a person claimed a man armed with a handgun had threatened him.

When police got to the area they said they noticed a man who matched the person's description, but when officers tried to speak to the man, he ran and fired several shots at officers.

"I could hear the bullets hitting the leaves of the trees, it was scary," Davis said as he pointed to the direction where he said the man fled.

Fortunately no officers were injured and Officer Christopher Miranda shot back at the man. It appears the man was not hit and managed to escape.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.

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