Posted on September 30, 2022

Bodycam Video Shows Moments Before 14-Year-Old Shot North Carolina Officer in 2021

Ciara Lankford, Queen City News, September 28, 2022

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police on Wednesday released bodycam footage that shows the moments before a 14-year-old shot an officer in December 2021.


A 911 caller said someone had pointed a firearm at a nearby resident. Responding officers came upon the suspect but the person ran away from the scene. {snip}

During a short chase, the armed teen fired at the pursuing officer, Elliott Whitley, authorities said, hitting him in the shoulder.


The teen, later identified as a 14-year-old with an extensive history that included 46 criminal cases dating back as far as 2014, was taken into custody without further incident, CMPD said.