1 Injured in officer-involved shooting in east Charlotte

One person was shot after firing at officers trying to serve a warrant in east Charlotte Monday night.

The incident happened on the 7300 block of Rosecroft Drive near Rose Terrace Court just before 9:30 p.m.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe said that officers from the gang unit, and the Focus Mission Team in the Hickory Grove Division pulled into the parking lot of the Rosecroft Apartments and were attempting to serve a warrant on a suspect wanted for burglaries, and possession of a firearm.

Chief Monroe said the officers were clearly identified as police.

According to police, the suspect came out of a building and into the parking, saw the officers and fired several shots. Those officers returned fire, striking the shooter. Investigators say the suspect ran off, but collapsed near-by with three gunshots wounds: the leg area, groin, and shoulder. He is expected to recover.

Police say the officers were unharmed, but are being evaluated.

Sources tell WBTV the shooter, who has several misdemeanor warrants, apparently had just obtained a firearm and was looking for the person who robbed him earlier in the day.

Police say one of the officers in Monday's shooting was also in a police involved shooting a couple of years ago. No one was hit in that shooting.

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