Man arrested after shooting incident

Ryan Breedlove
Ryan Breedlove Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

A 30-year-old man was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon after an early Sunday morning shooting that wounded two police officers.

The incident occurred at 12:50 a.m. at The Tavern on East Morehead Street.

Police say Ryan Breedlove was arguing with another man as they left the bar. They say Breedlove brandished a firearm and fired a shot into the ground, throwing up debris that hit the officers. Police ordered him to drop his weapon and he did.

Breedlove also faces other charges including possession of drug paraphernalia. Jim Morrill