The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police said it’s “disgusted” by the release of a felon less than 24 hours after he was jailed on charges of shooting at police in the North Carolina city's uptown area early Saturday.
Officers were breaking up fights outside a nightclub when 27-year-old Tyler Drew of Rock Hill, SC, “retrieved a rifle” and began firing at police, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department news release Saturday.
Police tackled Drew but did not discharge their weapons, CMPD said.
Drew was jailed on six counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer and one count each of possession of a firearm by a felon and resisting an officer, jail records show, according to the Charlotte Observer.
He posted the $67,000 bail a magistrate gave him and was released just before 2 p.m. Sunday, according to jail records.