Charlotte police officer recovering after being shot

CHARLOTTE -- A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer is recovering after being shot Saturday night in southwest Charlotte, officials said.

A man opened fire at CMPD officers and Charlotte Fire Department officials when they responded just before 10 p.m. to townhomes in the 12000 block of Honey Hill Lane, CMPD Chief Kerr Putney said during a press conference early Sunday morning.

CMPD Lt. Andrew Harris, one of the first officers on the scene, was shot in the abdomen during the exchange, officials said. He was transported to Carolinas Medical Center and taken into surgery.

Joshulae Matthews-Vincent Carter, 25

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Officers returned fire and hit the accused shooter, Joshulae Matthews-Vincent Carter, 25. Carter has life-threatening injuries and was also taken to CMC. He remained in critical condition Sunday morning.

When Carter is released, officials said he will be facing numerous charges.

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