Belmont, NC – A Mount Holly police officer and two other individuals were hospitalized after an officer-involved shooting at a carwash early on Friday morning.
The incident occurred at approximately 3 a.m. on Dec. 11 at the Mount Holly Car Wash on Beatty Drive north of Interstate 85, WSOC reported.
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, the shooting occurred after police intercepted an armed burglary suspect.
Gaston County Communications radio traffic captured the moments after the officer was wounded, WSOC reported.
“Officer down! Officer down! Got an officer shot!” one of the officers radioed.
The officer also said the suspect was “down.”
The conditions of the officer and the suspect have not been released.
Huge police response to the officer involved shooting in Mt. Holly.
Watch @wsoctv for details. pic.twitter.com/RzGVTogKJl
— John Paul (@JPaulWSOC9) December 11, 2020
BREAKING: I’m live on Good Day Charlotte with details on a shooting in Gaston County on Beatty Drive. We are told a Mount Holly Police Officer and an armed suspect were injured. Tune-in for details. @FOX46News pic.twitter.com/ysKxDlhM1Z
— Amber Roberts (@AmberFOX46) December 11, 2020
@CMPD confirmed a Mount Holly police officer and an armed breaking an entering suspect were shot this morning. @SharonneHayesTV following this story https://t.co/AEcTyu7kxf
— Abby (@abbytheodros) December 11, 2020
#BREAKING According to Gaston County Emergency dispatch, an officer was found shot behind the Mount Holly Car Wash on Beatty Drive in Belmont around 3:30 this morning. The officer responding to the scene also mentions a suspect on scene as well. Listen below. @wcnc https://t.co/xaPazH9fsP pic.twitter.com/1Icgcb7kSO
— Billie Jean Shaw (@BillieJeanTV) December 11, 2020
It is unclear what injuries the third hospitalized individual suffered or what their role may have been in the incident.
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