Late Saturday CMPD officers responded to a 911 call. Dispatchers directed two officers to Brandie Glen Road and described the situation as a women "reporting being stabbed". At the same time medic was dispatched and well as Charlotte Fire.
When officers arrived they found the victim in the street in front of the residence, where she reported that the suspect might still be inside.
At this point the radio traffic ticked up. Additional officers were requested as the two officers approached the residence with their weapons drawn. Within seconds a man approached officers screaming in a profanity laced tirade. Both officers commanded the man to stop and drop his weapon (described as a shiny object in media reports). The man continued to yell and approach the officers.
A split second later officers fired at the man striking him multiple times. It turns out the man was the victim's teenage son and the shiny object was neither knife or gun.
(In a statement released early this morning police said "It appears that the son was on scene very upset."
One email to Cedar Posts suggested that the object was a cell phone.
Media reports say the young man was hit several times and was also transported to the CMC. He is expected to survive.)
At this point the radio traffic went crazy and total confusion erupted. Dozens of officers including Rodney Monroe arrived on the scene.
Shortly after getting the situation under control police arrested Bruce Jenkins 39 and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.
But here is where thing go stupid. News media was held 2 blocks away as were many residents who live nearby, and the neighborhood quickly broke down into complete chaos.
By 11 PM Saturday, people who identified themselves as family members of the victims were at the scene, visibly angry, yelling and at times cursing. The decorum of the area was described by one CMPD officer as typical for this area. "You really need to be on your toes over here when something like this happens."
Chief Monroe refused to talk to the media on hand. Nine hours later the names of neither the officers involved or the victims have been released.
This is what is wrong with Rodney Monroe's CMPD, the general theme of deceit and cover up give the public a deep sense of wrong doing.
Cedar Posts thinking is based on emails from several sources: CMPD officers responded correctly given the situation. And while the teenage son of the stabbing victim was shot several times, his failure to comply with officers instructions left them little choice.
Cedar Posts Update:
According to a CMPD statement officer Matt Wilson has been placed on administrative leave pending completion of an investigation. While details are not completely clear the CMPD statements say a 15 year old male approached office Wilson carrying a large knife office Wilson commanded the subject to drop the knife and stop. When he continued to advance towards officer Wilson the officer discharged his weapon striking the subject.