CMPD officer shot in Fort Mill; suspect in custody

James William Lewis (L) is accused of shooting officer Shane Page (R).


by Staff

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 7 at 8:36 PM

FORT MILL, S.C. -- A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was shot in Fort Mill while trying to execute a search warrant early Tuesday morning.

Police said Officer Shane Page was assisting during a warrant service inside a home on Brookside Drive around 6 a.m. when there was exchange of gunfire between the suspect and officers. 

Page and the suspect, 33-year-old James William Lewis, were shot during the exchange.

Lewis sustained non-life threatening injuries and Page sustained serious injuries but is in stable condition, according to police.

Page and suspect were transported to Carolinas Medical Center. Police said Page was shot twice, once in the abdomen and once in the shoulder.

The CMPD VCAT team was looking for Lewis who was wanted for armed robbery in Charlotte and believed he was hiding in York County, according to police.

Page entered a bedroom in the house and Lewis opened fire on him, hitting Page twice. Page returned fire, hitting Lewis in the leg, police said. The CMPD says Page was the only officer to have fired a weapon during the incident.

Neighbors told NBC Charlotte reporter Richard DeVayne that an elderly couple lives at the home where the shooting took place.

"It makes you feel really nervous," said Stephanie Renner who lives a few doors away. "It's scary to think that my kids where at the bus stop when all this happened."

Page has been a member with the CMPD since September 27, 2000.  He is assigned to the CMPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team.

Page has a wife and two kids.  He is a Citadel grad that helped form the VCAT unit in 2006.

Police arrested a second suspect Tuesday afternoon. They say Kristie Barratt, 21, was inside the home at the time of the incident. She is charged with obstructing justice.