Charlotte police officer shot in Fort Mill

January 7, 2014 

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer was shot Tuesday morning at a home in Fort Mill while trying to serve a warrant on a robbery suspect, authorities said.

The officer's name is Shane Page. He has been with the CMPD since September 27, 2000.

Between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m., members of CMPD's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team prepared to serve a warrant on James William Lewis at 314 Brookside Drive in Fort Mill. Deputies with the York County Sheriff's Office and agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Street Task Force were on scene assisting. Lewis was wanted for robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to a CMPD news release.

While officers were inside the house searching for Lewis, there was an exchange of gunfire between the suspects and officers, police say. Both Page and Lewis were shot.

The suspect suffered non-life threatening injuries, but the officer suffered serious injuries, the release states. He was listed in serious but stable condition shortly after 9 a.m.

Lewis's injuries were "non-life threatening."

Both Lewis and Page were taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

No York County deputies fired any shots or sustained any injuries, said Sheriff's Office spokesman Trent Faris.

The shooting happened 1.5 miles away from Fort Mill Middle School and Fort Mill Elementary School and about 2 miles away from the Anne Springs Close Greenway.

Fort Mill School District spokesperson Kelly McKinney said a middle school bus that normally picks students up in Foxwood was unable to do so because police weren't allowing traffic in the neighborhood.

The schools did not go into lockdown because the middle school's school resource officer was advised that the situation was contained and safe by the time students arrived, McKinney said.

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