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Officer shoots robbery suspect at southeast Charlotte apartment

A SWAT team went to the apartment in the 6000 block of Pineburr Road shortly before 8 a.m. to arrest the suspect in connection with several business robberies.
A SWAT team went to the apartment in the 6000 block of Pineburr Road shortly before 8 a.m. to arrest the suspect in connection with several business robberies. WBTV

Police said an officer shot an armed robbery suspect when the suspect pulled out a gun at a southeast Charlotte apartment Tuesday morning.

A SWAT team went to the apartment in the 6000 block of Pineburr Road shortly before 8 a.m. to arrest the suspect, Tyran Keenan Hudson, in connection with several business robberies.

Police said they escorted other people from the apartment before they contacted Hudson, who then pulled out the gun.

“A SWAT officer perceived an imminent lethal threat and fired his weapon,” police said in a news release. “The suspect then retreated back inside the apartment. No officers or citizens were injured.”

Additional SWAT team members and negotiators responded to the scene, set up a perimeter and contacted the suspect. After a standoff, the SWAT team entered the apartment and found Hudson injured, police said.

Medic took Hudson to Carolinas Medical Center. His condition has not been released.

As is standard procedure with any officer-involved shooting, CMPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau will conduct a separate but parallel investigation to determine whether CMPD policies and procedures were followed. The officer, Detective Joseph Monteleone, will be placed on administrative leave, also standard procedure.

Police encourage anyone with information about the case to call 704-432-TIPS (8477) and speak to a homicide detective. Or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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