Sunday, October 13, 2013

Off-duty CMPD officer shot during home invasion

Officer Jon Dunham
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating after an off duty officer was shot Sunday.
The shooting happened on Montcrest Drive around 6:16 a.m., authorities say when they arrived the off duty officer, Jon Dunham, claimed he was involved in an altercation with someone he didn’t know.
It was later determined that a suspect forced their way inside Dunham's apartment, and started taking items. Dunham's son was also home at the time of the break-in, officials said.
During the confrontation, Dunham was shot -- and the suspect took off on foot. It was not immediately clear how many shots were fired.
The officer was taken to Carolinas Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. He's in stable condition and will remain at CMC for overnight observation, officials said.
Hours after the shooting, there was no description of the suspect and nothing released about where officer Dunham was hit by the gunfire.
Detectives are still searching for the suspect in the case, authorities said.
A press release sent to NBC Charlotte noted Dunham has been on the force since August 8, 2009.
This March, he was honored as "Officer of the Month".
Thus far no one is in custody. Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers 704-334-1600.

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