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CMPD: Suspect in officer-involved shooting charged after leaving hospital

The man accused of shooting at several Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers earlier this week has been released from the hospital and charged, officials said.

Stephon Deangelo Caldwell, 27, was charged with three counts of assault on a government official with a firearm, shooting into occupied property and possession of a firearm by felon, according to CMPD.

Caldwell also will face federal charges for possession of a firearm by convicted felon, police said.

Caldwell was released from Carolinas Medical Center Thursday night after being injured when he was shot by two officers Monday, police said.

The officer-involved shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 7300 block of Rosecroft Drive, officials said.

Police were attempting to serve a warrant on Caldwell, who officials said was known to be armed, when he came out of the residence and fired several shots at officers, police said.

CMPD Officers Christopher Leggett and Robert Henderson returned fire and struck Caldwell, who then tried to run, police said. He was taken into custody nearby, and a gun was recovered at the scene, according to officials.

Caldwell was taken to CMC with non-life-threatening injuries. Henderson and Leggett were not hurt. The two officers are on administrative leave, per department protocol, until an investigation into whether CMPD policies and procedures were followed is completed, officials said.

Anyone with information about this case should call CMPD at 704-432-8477 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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