CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police responded to the scene of an officer-involved shooting Tuesday night on South Tryon Street, just south of uptown.
CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe told NewsChannel 36 that a man called police shortly before 9 p.m. When officers arrived, the man said he was off his medication, suicidal and wanted the police to kill him.
According to Chief Monroe, at one point the man looked like he was reaching into his pocket. That's when one officer hit the man with his taser and another officer shot him with a shotgun.
The suspect was grazed on the elbow by the shotgun blast and police said he will be fine. It turned out the the man was not armed.
Police have not released the name of the suspect or the officers involved in the shooting.