Shooting suspect leads CMPD on chase through west Charlotte, police say

CMPD responded to reports of a home being shot into at a west Charlotte neighborhood. Officers were able to determine the shooting suspect's identity and later spotted the suspect vehicle.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested a teenager suspected of shooting at a west Charlotte home and leading officers on a chase Saturday afternoon.

CMPD responded to a call on Lobilia Lane. Upon arrival, officers found several bullet holes in front of the house.

During investigations, CMPD identified 19-year-old Bruce Little as the suspect in the shooting.

CMPD officers later found Little driving a white Hyundai on Wilkinson Boulevard and initiated a traffic stop. Little refused to stop and a chase ensued. The chase continued on Wilkinson Boulevard and went into Gaston County and back into west Charlotte. During the chase, officers said Little toss a firearm out of the vehicle and into the river below Wilkinson Boulevard bridge.

The chase eventually ended on Hathaway Hills Drive and Little was detained. Little was charged with two counts of shooting into an occupied dwelling, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, felony flee and elude, resisting arrest and multiple traffic charges, CMPD said.

The firearm tossed in the river was later recovered by CMPD. No one was injured from the shooting incident.

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