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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Release Videos of Officer Shooting Peter Corey

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police released the videos pursuant to a court-order for release following a petition.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has released multiple videos from the fatal officer-involved shooting of an armed suspect, Peter Corey.

Officers were assisting paramedics when they heard gunshots and a female screaming inside the apartment.

The officers forced entry and found an armed suspect.

During a subsequent struggle with the suspect, the suspect stabbed an officer in the neck with a knife.

A second officer then shot and killed the suspect.

Police officer's stab wound. Credit Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Press Release Re: Peter Corey Shooting

BWC Video Release of Stabbing of Officer & Officer-Involved Shooting

Published on December 07, 2023

Charlotte, N.C. – (Thursday, December 7, 2023) – Today, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) released body-worn camera (BWC) video of an incident where an officer was stabbed in the head/neck area by a suspect and an officer discharged his service weapon, killing the suspect. This incident occurred on Sunday, August 20, 2023.

The footage was court-ordered for release following a petition.

On Sunday, August 20, 2023, shortly before 8 a.m., officers responded to an Assist Medic call for service. When officers arrived on scene, they heard sounds of a disturbance inside an apartment, followed by gunshots. Officers forced entry into the apartment and were met by the suspect, identified as Peter Corey (DOB 06/22/1995). Mr. Corey was combative and armed with a firearm. Officers observed the firearm in Mr. Corey’s hand and gave repeated commands for him to drop the firearm. The weapon fell out of Mr. Corey’s hand and officers moved to separate the subject from the weapon on the ground. An altercation ensued during which Mr. Corey stabbed Officer Shawn McMichael in the head/neck area with a knife. Officer McMichael suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

During the encounter, Officer Tyler Bourque perceived a deadly threat and discharged his service weapon striking Mr. Corey. MEDIC responded to render emergency aid to Mr. Corey and Officer McMichael. Mr. Corey was pronounced deceased on scene. The female victim who suffered a gunshot wound prior to officers arriving on scene was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Multiple firearms and knives were recovered from inside the apartment.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (NCSBI) is the lead investigative agency in this incident.

“I am so proud of the lifesaving, heroic actions of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s officers during this incident”, said Chief Johnny Jennings. “We routinely train for situations like this involving active violence. Officers Bourque and McMichael rose to their training, putting their lives in extreme danger for the sake of the protection of innocent life. Police officers are never able to predict the circumstances that they are about to encounter. This case highlights the dangers they face and how quickly a threat can present itself. I am thankful that Officer McMichael was able to fully recover from the serious injury that he sustained, and I pray for the continued safety of every CMPD officer.”

For further information on this case, please refer to the incident report number 20230820-0755-01.

Source: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

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