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CMPD: Officer Shoots Teen Trying To Rob Her And Husband

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NICK DE LA CANAL
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WFAE

UPDATED 2:45 p.m. 

An off-duty police officer in Charlotte shot and wounded a teenager who attempted to rob her and her husband, CMPD said.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a news release that multiple people approached off-duty CMPD Officer Emily Bishop and her husband shortly after midnight Friday and attempted to rob her husband at gunpoint in the parking lot of an apartment complex.

The news release said Bishop drew her service weapon and fired. The would-be robbers returned fire before fleeing, police said.

According to police, a 17-year-old male was wounded and taken to the hospital for injuries that were not life threatening. Investigators also determined that the same group committed burglary and armed robbery of a resident in the same apartment complex just minutes before the shooting.

Police said multiple charges will be filed against the wounded suspect, including assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill on a law enforcement officer. The other suspects remain at large.

Bishop, who police said joined the department in June 2018, was not hurt. She has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure when an officer discharges their weapon. 

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting, and that will be followed by an internal investigation by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.