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Three suspects charged in officer-involved shooting in northwest Charlotte, police say

The suspect was not hit and there were no injuries to the officers or the suspect, according to police.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Three suspects were charged following in northwest Charlotte, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said.

Officers said they responded to a call about a stolen vehicle along Onyx Street, not far from LC Coleman Park shortly before 5 p.m. on Thursday evening. 

Police attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle before the driver fled with a gun in hand. Officers said they believed there was an imminent threat and fired their weapons.

The suspect was not hit and there were no injuries to the officers or the suspect, according to police.

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The suspect, identified as 18-year-old Shaheem Covington, turned himself into authorities, officers said. Four subjects total were taken into custody.

Covington is charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, fleeing to elude, and resisting officers, according to police. Two juveniles were also charged with possession of a firearm by a minor.

Officers recovered multiple firearms from the scene. Multiple officers were placed on paid administrative leave pending investigation which is standard protocol.

 WCNC Charlotte has reached out to CMPD for more information.

Credit: WCNC

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