CMPD cruiser hit by driver of stolen car in south Charlotte, police say

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department cruiser was hit by a stolen car in a south Charlotte neighborhood on Thursday.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. on Farmhurst Drive at Alrick Place. Chopper 9 SkyZoom flew over a black car and a CMPD SUV that appeared to have crashed head-on. Part of the black car’s bumper was on the ground. Neither vehicle was seriously damaged.

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According to CMPD, officers tried to stop the stolen car but it took off. The car drove “recklessly and erratically in traffic,” police said, and was involved in three different hit-and-run crashes. Those included a civilian car being hit once and the CMPD car being hit twice.

“I heard a loud ‘boom,’” a neighbor said. “I looked out the window, heard officers say ‘get on the ground,’ then I ran outdoors and saw all them running up the street, and that’s all I saw.”

Authorities said no one was hurt in the crashes.

The two suspects inside the car got out after hitting the CMPD cruiser and ran, but were quickly arrested by CMPD officers.

There’s no word on their identities or charges.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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