Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Deputy Shot on Traffic Stop
A deputy with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office is in the hospital after being shot in northeast Charlotte Saturday afternoon during what the office said was a traffic stop.
Sources first told WCNC Charlotte the shooting happened late in the afternoon along North Tryon Street and Salome Church Road, but the deputy’s condition was not shared at the time. WCNC Charlotte also learned that officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department were handling the scene.
According to the sheriff’s office, Dep. Dijon Whyms was handling a traffic stop at 4:15 p.m. when the suspect, identified as Aidan Cole Bryant, shot several times. Dep. Whyms also fired back, hitting Bryant.
Both Whyms and Bryant were taken to a local hospital for treatment, and both faced non-life-threatening injuries. Bryant is also in custody at the hospital.
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