A man who officials say shot at officers outside Eastridge Mall in Gastonia Monday was injured when he jumped over a retaining wall and fell about 25 feet.
Officers responded to the mall when the owner of a stolen vehicle spotted their car in the parking lot and told them who was driving it. Gastonia police then located the man inside the mall, where a foot chase began.
The man reportedly ran outside the mall, turned and fired at least one shot at officers. The officers did not fire back, but continued chasing him.
The shooter then ran toward Belk, jumped over a retaining wall and fell about 25 feet, injuring himself. He was taken to an area hospital and placed under arrest.
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The man's name and charges have not been released. The extent of his injuries is unknown.
A heavy police could be seen outside the mall around 2:35 p.m. The suspected shooter could also be seen being taken to an ambulance on a stretcher.
Mall officials responded to questions on social media shortly after the incident, stating they were operating as normal.
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