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CHARLOTTE, N.C. A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was struck by a stray bullet shortly before midnight on New Year s Eve.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, officer William Johnson was responding to a call at an apartment complex on Waterford Lakes Drive around midnight when he felt something hit his shoulder as he exited his car.

A bullet landed on top of his shoulder, and Johnson was taken to the hospital as a precautionary.

Johnson, who is with the Steele Creek Division, has not missed any work due to the incident, according to CMPD.

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