2 police officers injured in shooting near uptown Charlotte


Two Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers were injured in a shooting Sunday morning near uptown Charlotte.

Around 12:50 a.m. CMPD says Sergeant Jeter was on duty and talking to Detective Rivers at The Tavern on Morehead Street when an argument started between two men. Rivers was off duty and not in uniform.

The men in the altercation reportedly left The Tavern and one of the men, later identified as Ryan Breedlove, pulled out a gun and fired one shot into the ground. That’s when police say Jeter drew his service weapon and ordered Breedlove to drop his gun. Breedlove did what he said and was taken into custody.

According to reports, Jeter and Rivers were both hit by debris from where Breedlove fired a round into the ground. Both had their injuries treated on scene by medical personnel and released. The man arguing with Breedlove was not hurt.

Breedlove was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a law enforcement with a firearm, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and discharging a firearm in the city limits. He was being held under a $25,000 bond.

The incident was under investigation by CMPD’s Homicide/Assault with a Deadly Weapon Unit.

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call the Crime Stopper’s tip-line at 704-334-1600, or visit their website here.

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