CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer suffered minor injuries after being struck by a stolen vehicle over the weekend, CMPD confirmed on Monday.
Officers responded to calls regarding the incident before 10 p.m. Sunday night in south Charlotte near South Blvd. and Sharon Lakes Drive. CMPD said that one of its officers was pursuing a stolen vehicle and after initiating a traffic stop, three juvenile suspects exited the vehicle and fled, and did not put the vehicle in park, and the vehicle struck the officer while they were attempting to take one of the suspects into custody.
The officer suffered minor injuries and was privately transported to an area medical center where they were later released, according to the police report.
CMPD said they eventually arrested all three juveniles, who now face multiple charges including resisting and stolen vehicle possession. One of the suspects’ parents was cited for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, CMPD said.