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Robbery Victim Shot By Charlotte Cop

September 12, 2011  | 

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer shot a robbery victim early Sunday during a scuffle involving an officer and suspect at a strip mall.

The incident began at 3:22 a.m., when Officer Joshua Skipper arrived at the east Charlotte mall and made contact with the victim and suspect's vehicle. When the suspect tried to run, the officer gave chase and began to handcuff the suspect.

The victim picked up the officer's back-up pistol, which had fallen to the ground, and pointed at one of the people accused of robbing him. Officer Prince Blue arrived at the scene and ordered the victim to drop the weapon. When he pointed the weapon at the officer, Officer Blue fired three times, striking the victim in the leg.

Source: Charlotte Observer.

Tags: Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD, Robberies, Officer Involved Shootings, Crime Victims


Comments (4)

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Morning Eagle @ 9/12/2011 8:52 PM

From the story above it sound like the "victim" had it coming.

Tom-Ret @ 9/12/2011 9:59 PM

It is not good when your gun falls out unexpectedly for people to pick up-
unfortunate situation.

Kyle in Waco @ 9/13/2011 4:21 AM

Yes, a back-up is great to have, but keep in strapped in so during a scuffle it will not fall. Of course I am not aware completely of what happened. <><

Rick @ 9/13/2011 8:28 AM

It's good that the officer stopped the threat and came through the incident unhurt. Now his fellow officers need to rally around him/her and help them through the post shooting phase.

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