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Man who shot at police is released from hospital

A Matthews man who was shot during a standoff with Lincoln County sheriff’s deputies has been released from the hospital and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center in Lincolnton, investigators said Friday night.

Tyler Cameron Kennedy, 23, was arrested and charged with felony attempted murder of a law enforcement officer. He was jailed under a $500,000 secured bond on Friday afternoon. His first court appearance is scheduled for Monday in Lincoln County District Court.

Investigators said a man entered the CVS pharmacy on Webbs Road in Denver on Thursday afternoon armed with a shotgun. The man jumped the counter and demanded money. He left the store without any money, investigators said.

Deputies pursuing the man caught up with his pickup truck on nearby Burton Lane. The man then pulled his vehicle into a grassy area beside the Little Creek Access on Lake Norman and left the vehicle, investigators said.

Officers surrounded the scene as the suspect fired several shots, some in the direction of the officers, according to a media statement from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies returned fire, striking the man in the lower part of his body. He was taken into custody and transported to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment.

Marusak: 704-358-5067; Twitter: @jmarusak
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