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Police seek 2 accused of shooting at NC parole officers

October 23, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina are searching for two men accused of exchanging gunfire with two probation and parole officers.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department tells news outlets that the patrolling officers spotted an armed man near a southwest Charlotte intersection Monday night and attempted to stop him. A department statement says the men fled, and at least one of them shot at the officers.

The officers’ car was struck twice, and at least one of the officers returned fire. It’s unclear if the suspects were hit. Police dogs and a helicopter were used to help search for the men, which the statement says still were being sought as of that night.

The department is investigating the shooting, and the state Department of Public Safety Community Correction is conducting an internal investigation.