- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A Mecklenburg County grand jury has indicted a 16-year-old for attempted first-degree murder and other charges for shooting a Cornelius police officer earlier this month.

Local media outlets report the grand jury also indicted the teenager on additional charges including assault with a deadly weapon on a government officer and minor possessing a handgun.

Jail records show the teenager, who is scheduled to go on trial in August, has been free on bond since last Saturday.

Court documents say that when officers saw the teenager wearing a bulletproof vest and holding a shotgun, they fired at him. Cornelius Police Chief Bence Hoyle has said police think the teen planned to ambush Lt. James Quattlebaum.

Officials credit the officer’s bulletproof vest and quick actions by colleagues with saving Quattlebaum’s life.


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