N Carolina police shoot fleeing 18-year-old; officer hurt

May 04, 2019 - 12:06 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina motorist is recovering after being shot by police while drive away from officers and injuring one of them.

Greensboro police said Saturday that 18-year-old Isaiah Shields of Greensboro is recovering and facing charges. Police say one officer suffered minor injuries.

Police say they responded to a domestic dispute call late Friday and found a man at the scene inside a vehicle. Officers sought to identify him, but the man tried to drive away. He hit another vehicle in the parking lot, then changed direction and drove at police officers.

A white police officer fired and hit Shields, who is black.

The police department is investigating the use of force to determine whether the shooting was lawful.

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