A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer shot a man in a parking deck at Charlotte Douglas International Airport after the man attempted to run him over late Tuesday, police said.
Officers were called to the airport around 9:30 p.m. to investigate a suspicious vehicle in a valet deck. The vehicle was able to access the deck by driving closely behind another car, police said.
When Officer Xeng Lor attempted to approach the vehicle, the driver drove toward him. Lor fired his gun at the driver, 20-year-old Xyavier Calliste, officials said.
Calliste drove off, police said, and he later showed up at Atrium Health with two non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Police identified him at the hospital partly because his car matched the description from the airport incident.
He was still in the hospital as of late Wednesday morning.
When he’s released, he will be charged with first-degree trespass and assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, police said. He also has outstanding warrants from South Carolina, police said.
Lor was not injured. He was hired in January 2009 and is a patrol officer in the Airport Division.
He has been placed on paid administrative assignment, and in addition to a typical criminal investigation, the department’s Internal Affairs Bureau conducting an investigation to determine if department protocol was followed.