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Corrections Officers Shot At, Return Fire In Charlotte, CMPD Says

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Police say no injuries were immediately reported Monday night after two state probation and parole officers were shot at then returned fire in west Charlotte.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, who are investigating the incident, said the two N.C. Community Corrections officers were on duty driving in the 3000 block of Reid Avenue, near West Boulevard, when they saw a person walking on Caronia Street carrying a handgun. The officers stopped their vehicle, and the person with a handgun and his companion started running, CMPD said.

One of them fired shots at the officers, striking the vehicle twice, CMPD said. One of the state officers fired back, but it wasn't immediately clear if anyone was hit; police said no injured people had been located, even after K-9s and a helicopter searched the area.

The state will conduct an internal investigation into whether the probation and parole officers followed correct procedures.

CMPD is asking anyone with information on the case to call 704-432-8477.

Dash joined WFAE as a digital editor for news and engagement in 2019. Before that, he was a reporter for the Savannah Morning News in Georgia, where he covered public safety and the military, among other topics. He also covered county government in Gaston County, North Carolina, for its local newspaper, the Gazette.