CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Police say two officers and a 10-year-old girl were shot Sunday afternoon in northeast Charlotte.

CMPD Police Chief Rodney Monroe says officers were initially called out around 2 p.m. to the 400 block of Kingville Drive on reports of a domestic disturbance. Officers attempted to locate the female caller but were unable.

About an hour-and-a-half later, another call for service was made for the same address. Police say callers informed them that a black male exited the home firing a shotgun in the neighborhood.

The first two responding officers on the scene were both shot by the suspect, according to Chief Monroe. The first officer took shots in the leg and arm with what's believed to have been shotgun pellets, while the second officer took shots to the face and elbow with what's believed to have been bird shot. Both officers' injuries were described as "superficial", and both are expected to survive.

The patrol car of a third officer just arriving on the scene took shots, but that officer was not injured.

Prior to the officers' arrival, Chief Monroe says the suspect, 27-year-old Brandon Brewer, believed to have been looking for the female victim, approached another home on the street. A 10-year-old girl came to the door, police say, told Brewer the woman was not there and then shut the door on him.

That's when, police say, Brewer fired a shot through a window to gain entry to the home; the 10-year-old girl was hit, but police say her injuries are non-life threatening.

Shortly after 4 o'clock, negotiators were able to get Brewer to come outside the home and take him into custody.

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Chief Monroe says it appears, thus far, that none of his officers fired shots on the scene.

Brewer's criminal history includes an arrest in March for assault on a female.

Chief Monroe says both of the injured officers are relatively young, and both handled themselves "with restraint".

"[It's] a lucky day that no one's dead, no one's seriously injured. Anytime you have something as callous as this occurs in a neighborhood with innocent people involved, you just need to count your lucky stars that no one was hurt."

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