Chief: Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer shoots, wounds teen who refuses to drop gun


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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe says an officer from the department shot and wounded a teenager after the youth refused the officer's command to drop a gun.

The youth, who is about 15 years old but whose name was not released, was taken to the hospital with wounds in the leg and wrist and is expected to recover from the injuries.

Police told local media outlets that the incident happened about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday when officers responded after receiving a call about a large party attended by young people.

Police said that several males at the party were attempting to hide guns in their clothing and they scattered when officers arrived.

The police officer involved has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident.

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