Pedestrian killed after fatal crash with on-duty CMPD officer

Investigation underway after a pedestrian was killed in a fatal crash with a Charlotte Mecklenburg Police patrol car early Saturday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte Mecklenburg Police have released the identity of a man hit and killed by a police patrol car responding to a call near uptown early this Saturday.

James Michael Short, 28, was hit while crossing Morehead Street at Euclid Avenue. He died at the scene.

According to CMPD, officers responded to a call at 3:20 a.m. Saturday after a motor vehicle struck a building.

Three patrol vehicles were traveling on Morehead Street passing Euclid Avenue when one of the patrol cars struck a pedestrian who had entered the roadway.

The officer that hit the pedestrian has been identified as Officer Phillip Barker. He was transported to Presbyterian Hospital where he is being treated for minor injuries sustained in the collision.

Major Crash detectives will determine the circumstances that lead to this collision.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.

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