CMPD: Woman shot while trying to run officer over identified; facing slew of charges including attempted murder
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – A girl who authorities stated attempted to run over a CMPD officer with her motor vehicle exterior a area splendor keep, and was shot by law enforcement Thursday, has been discovered.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police mentioned Raynique Austin, 23, is presently in the medical center in stable condition. After she has been produced from the medical center, CMPD reported she will be charged with tried murder, 5 counts of strike-and-run, flee to elude arrest, and injury to home.
The officer accountable for firing his weapon at Austin has been recognized as CMPD Officer Dustin Smith. He was employed on July 23, 2018 and is assigned as a patrol officer in the Westover Division.
Officer Smith has been put on administrative leave pending the result of the investigation. CMPD explained this is typical policy each time an officer discharges his or her weapon.
The taking pictures incident and subsequent chase shut down two places of Charlotte on Thursday as law enforcement investigated. The contact for assist came in all-around 4 p.m. with pictures fired in the 1200 block of Tyvola Road.
CMPD mentioned the female was taking pictures at the keep operator of EC Magnificence Offer. CMPD Officer Smith arrived on a dual athletics motorbike. Officer Smith tried using to end the lady in the parking ton. CMPD explained she attempted to strike Officer Smith on his bicycle to get absent.
“As he was working from the motor vehicle and the officer was remaining with no possibility other than to fireplace at the car exactly where he struck the woman,” Main Jennings claimed. “As well as she continued to drive, and a vehicle chase ensued.”
CMPD officers chasing Austin caught up with her at Cedar Creek Lane, the place she was taken into custody and transported to the clinic the place she stays till released and formally billed.
In addition to the independent SBI investigation, CMPD’s Interior Affairs Bureau is conducting a parallel investigation to decide no matter if CMPD guidelines and techniques were followed in the course of the incident.
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