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Two Charlotte officers shot during domestic incident, suspect in custody

Posted August 17

— Two Charlotte police officers and a child suffered gunshot wounds and a suspect is in custody Sunday afternoon after a domestic incident at a northeast Charlotte home.

The officers were transported to Carolinas Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. One officer was hit by shotgun pellets in the left arm, the other in the face and elbow, according to media reports.

A 10-year-old girl was shot in the face during the incident, but is listed in good condition, according to reports.

Brandon Jamorris Brewer, 27, was arrested in relation to the incident. Investigators have not detailed Brewer's charges.

The incident started after a woman on the 400 block of Kingville Drive contacted emergency dispatchers at approximately 2:09 p.m., claiming her boyfriend tried to attack her. Officers could not locate the woman, police said.

Just over an hour later, emergency dispatchers were notified of a man, later identified as Brewer, shooting a shotgun in the same area, police said.

Charlotte police officers Kevin Stafford and Eric Bojaj were injured after Brewer shot at them, police said. Stafford joined the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in August 2011; Jojaj in January 2010.

No officers returned fire during the incident, police said. 

Additional officers, including the department's SWAT, K-9 and aviation units, also responded to the scene.

Brewer then barricaded himself in a home before eventually surrendering to police, officials said.

Brewer was arrested in March for assaulting a female and interfering with 911, according to media reports.

The incident comes less than a month after four Cumberland County sheriff's deputies were injured by gunfire during a domestic incident outside Fayetteville.

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  • torchhappysean Aug 18, 11:00 a.m.

    With all the controversy going on recently officers are going to be hesitant to defend themselves in situations like this now and the outcome will be bad. More people like this will feel impowered to take on the police and worst of all Mr Sharpton and Rev Baybor will not be anywhere around to "pull the people together" in protest over it.

  • wolfbitesyourheels Aug 18, 10:23 a.m.

    Let the march begin! Oh well, no one marched or seemed to care in ATL a few weeks ago either!

  • dwntwnboy2 Aug 18, 9:56 a.m.

    He's lucky he's alive! No officers returned fire? WOW! THAT is restraint. Glad no one was killed and this guy needs to thank his stars he's still alive to tell his tale- most people who shoot at the police wind up with a memorial service rather than a court date.

  • mrdublove Aug 18, 9:41 a.m.

    Many of you are correct. There will be no protest over this unless you go down to Charlotte and begin one. It's your right.

  • grampasbaby Aug 18, 9:00 a.m.

    Two officers and a 10 year old girl, shot by 1 criminal, yet no returning fire. These officers showed 100 times more restraint, than would I. THEPEOPLESCHAMP is absolutely correct. Where is the public outrage, for these 3 people? I am assuming the girl is African-American, simply because of the suspects race, and this being a domestic violence case, but I could be wrong. If I am not wrong, where are the marches? Where are the Black Panthers? Where is Sharpton, or Barber, or Jackson? I can tell you where they are NOT. In Charlotte.

  • thepeopleschamp Aug 18, 8:35 a.m.

    How is this possible? The national media (and a few posters to this forum) have informed us over and over that the police are "trigger happy" and they "shoot first ask questions later". Yet here is a case where TWO officers are shot and no one shot the suspect. I also doubt there will be riots over this shooting, nor will there be a Civil Right investigation.