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    Charlotte Meck Officer Shot today

    I dont know what his condition is. they have dogs and swat out looking for the shooter

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    CMPD Officer in Stable Condition; Suspect Finally Surrenders
    Wednesday, April 5, 2006

    An officer who was shot in northeast Charlotte Wednesday morning is in stable condition at the hospital and law enforcement officers were able to get the suspect to surrender at 6:30 p.m.

    Officer Kayvan Hazrati and nine other officers were serving a warrant at 8301 Norcroft Drive in Northeast Charlotte.

    The warrant was for a rape which happened in Sumter County, South Carolina, on Tuesday. Authorities in South Carolina told CMPD the suspect, Christopher Dennis Ellerbe, might be hiding out at his brother's home in Charlotte.

    When police approached the home Wednesday morning, several people in the home got out of the house. However, the suspect and his brother remained in the home.

    Police said the suspect began shooting at the officers and Hazrati was shot in the head just before 11:30 a.m. The 37-year-old was initially carried in the back of a patrol car from the shooting scene to CMC-University.

    From there, he was loaded into an ambulance and brought to the trauma center at CMC-Main where he immediately underwent surgery. He came out of surgery at 3 p.m.

    A doctor at Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) said Hazrati had been shot once in the head. The bullet entered his left temple and lodged in the anterior part of his brain, about two inches into his skull. Doctors were able to remove the bullet.

    Hazrati's fiancé and family are now at CMC. He is in stable condition and unable to speak, but is communicating in writing with his doctors. They said he is able to understand questions and move his limbs.

    Hazrati is a 12-year veteran of the CMPD and assigned to the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team Street Crimes Task Force.

    The suspect, Ellerbe, has a previous conviction in South Carolina for armed robbery. He was sentenced in 1990 to 15 to 25 years. In May of 2005, he was arrested for failure to stop for a blue light in Sumter County.

    Around 6 p.m., SWAT officers began firing gas pellets into the home. Ellerbe surrendered about thirty minutes later at the back of the home. An ambulance took Ellerbe to CMC-Main.

    We'll have more details on this story on WJZY at 10 p.m. and WBTV at 11 p.m.
    EDIT/ The officer was shot in the head but is stable at this time.
    Last edited by HudsonHawk; 04-05-06 at 07:46 PM.
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    Prayers go out to the Officer and his family!

    I hope K-9 unit finds the shitbag and eats his ass for dinner!!!!!!
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    We wish God's presence for this officer. As we all have served warrants in the past, this event is something that always went through our minds. When I was first out of acadamy, I was assigned to Special Services. This Unit was responsible for locating subjects, serving and making arrests on warrants where the subject could not be located. Warrant Charges included everything imaginable. Learned a lot in this Unit.
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    Saint Michael the Archangel,
    defend us in battle.
    Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
    and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
    by the Divine Power of God -
    cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
    who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.


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    Goodspeed. Looks real good for a full recovery.
    "Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker." - Gener Wilder in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (original)

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    Officer, on duty, shot in head
    Former MB resident wounded serving warrant
    By Scott Dodd, Melissa Manware and Danica Coto
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    A day of danger and frustration in Charlotte's University area started and ended with gunfire, leaving a rape suspect wounded and two police officers - including a former Myrtle Beach resident - shot in the head.

    One officer is recovering after brain surgery.

    The other officer was protected by a Kevlar helmet.

    The seven-hour standoff on W.T. Harris Boulevard snarled traffic throughout a busy section of the city and stranded hundreds of students at school long after classes ended.

    It paralyzed a neighborhood as police crouched in backyards and behind squad cars, aiming their guns at the two-story gray house where a shooter kept them at bay.

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Kayvan Hazrati, 37, a longtime patrolman who is engaged to be married, was shot in the forehead Wednesday morning while serving a rape warrant at the house on Norcroft Drive.

    Hazrati attended Myrtle Beach High School, and Myrtle Beach police helped drive his family to Charlotte on Wednesday, said Myrtle Beach Police Chief Warren Gall.

    The bullet bored about three inches into his brain, but it could have been worse, doctors said.

    Hazrati and nine other officers - part of a recently formed task force that apprehends violent criminals - were looking for Christopher Ellerbe of Sumter County, who is accused of raping his girlfriend's 18-year-old daughter Tuesday morning.

    Ellerbe was hiding out at the home of his brother, Ricky Ellerbe.

    When police knocked on the door shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday, the other people in the home came out.

    But Christopher Ellerbe stayed inside, police say, and fired several shots, apparently out of a side window.

    One hit Hazrati in the left side of the forehead, around the hairline.

    Hazrati's fellow officers ran into the line of fire to pull him to safety, then put him in the back of a patrol car, and raced him to Carolinas Medical Center-University, police say.

    After stabilizing him, doctors sent Hazrati in an ambulance to CMC's main hospital, with police cars as an escort.

    Seven hours later, he'd be joined by the man who police say shot him, now with gunshot wounds of his own.

    Serving the warrantPolice in Sumter accuse Christopher Ellerbe of rape.

    They charged him with criminal sexual conduct Tuesday, saying he assaulted his girlfriend's daughter after the mother went to work, then threatened to kill her if she told anyone.

    The daughter reported the incident and went to the hospital, according to a police report. Police looked for Ellerbe, 32, with dogs and a helicopter Tuesday but couldn't find him.

    Ellerbe has a criminal record that includes armed robbery. He was sentenced in 1990 to 15 to 25 years in prison, police say. It's unclear how long he served.

    He comes from a big family in South Carolina. His brother, Oliver Ellerbe, said Wednesday that the family includes six brothers and six sisters.

    Oliver didn't know the standoff was going on and said he hadn't talked to Ricky Ellerbe, the brother who lives in Charlotte, for a couple of years.

    The officers who tried to take him into custody Wednesday morning included seven from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, a Mecklenburg County sheriff's deputy and two federal agents.

    They're part of a new unit formed in January under the Street Crimes Task Force, said Capt. Kerr Putney, who oversees the group.

    Their standard procedure is to approach a suspect's home wearing bulletproof vests, Putney said. When they believe a suspect is armed, they can bring in a SWAT team.

    In this case, Putney said, the officers had no reason to believe Ellerbe posed a significant threat, so they followed standard procedure, knocking on the door and calling out the occupants.

    The bullet that pierced Hazrati's brain pushed fragments of his skull into his brain - but the impact slowed it down enough to reduce the damage, doctors say.

    "If you had to be shot in the head, that's the place to be hit" because of the thickness of the skull, said Dr. Chris Tomaszewski, the emergency room doctor who treated Hazrati.

    Doctors weren't sure at first whether they'd take the bullet out. Removing it could do more harm than good, they said.

    But during an hour and a half in surgery, neurosurgeon Dr. Hunter Dyer decided the bullet could safely go.

    "The way he looks now is very encouraging," Dyer said after the operation.

    Hazrati will likely be in the hospital for about a week. He was injured in the left frontal lobe, which is responsible for speech and personality.

    He was doing well Wednesday evening, moving his feet, lifting his legs and sticking out his tongue. He was able to write and communicate by other means but had trouble talking.

    Doctors aren't sure if the condition is permanent and said Hazrati may require rehabilitation or future operations.

    "It's still real early," Dyer said.

    Officers from Myrtle Beach drove his father halfway, where Charlotte officers picked him up.

    But Hazrati's mother was in Ohio, visiting relatives. When Duke Energy's corporate security chief Mike Frankovich heard about the problem from off-duty officers who work for Duke, he arranged to have her flown in.

    North American Security Solutions of Dayton, Ohio, delivered Hazrati's mother on a corporate jet Wednesday evening.

    The long waitIn Charlotte's University area, the standoff dragged on throughout the afternoon.

    Ellerbe's brother, Ricky, the home's owner, chose to stay inside with his brother as officers crouched in a patch of woods in the back yard, police said.

    Officers used a blue-armored truck to move men and equipment around, and helmeted SWAT officers perched their rifles on the brick entrance sign to the Norcroft neighborhood.

    People down the street watched the standoff unfold on TV as police and news helicopters hovered above.

    "They came to our door and told us to stay inside," said neighbor Donald Green, who lives nearby.

    At one point, more than two dozen patrol cars were parked on Harris Boulevard, many with officers shielded behind them with guns drawn.

    Closing busy Harris Boulevard meant a traffic nightmare for residents.

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools couldn't send about 1,000 students home, because their buses couldn't pass into the restricted zone.

    Police talked to the Ellerbe brothers throughout the day, convincing Ricky to leave the house about 4:30 p.m.

    Christopher wouldn't, though, saying he didn't want to go back to jail and talking about suicide.

    About 6:30 p.m., police shot gas canisters into the house and forced Christopher Ellerbe onto the back porch. He was wearing a bathrobe and hiding one hand behind his back.

    "When he finally showed it, he still had the gun in his hands," police spokesman Keith Bridges said. Officers told him to drop the weapon, Bridges said, but he charged and fired a shot.

    For the second time in eight hours, he hit an officer in the head.

    This time, the bullet bounced off a SWAT helmet, leaving the officer uninjured.

    Another SWAT officer fired several times, hitting Ellerbe in the lower body and bringing him down, Bridges said.

    He was alive and conscious when an ambulance took him to Carolinas Medical Center, Bridges said.

    The injuries didn't appear life-threatening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eMachine
    Goodspeed. Looks real good for a full recovery.
    +1 and AMEN to that!!
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    He was wearing a bathrobe and hiding one hand behind his back.

    "When he finally showed it, he still had the gun in his hands," police spokesman Keith Bridges said. Officers told him to drop the weapon, Bridges said, but he charged and fired a shot.

    For the second time in eight hours, he hit an officer in the head.

    This time, the bullet bounced off a SWAT helmet, leaving the officer uninjured.
    Wow.... just wow.



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