1 Resident Shot in Charlotte Home Invasion, Delay in Calling Police Results in Suspects Escaping

From The Charlotte Observer, August 29, 2012

One person was shot in the arm early Wednesday during a home invasion and robbery in northeast Charlotte, police say.

Two men, one armed with a handgun, burst into a home about 2 a.m. in the 2000 block of Purser Drive, not far from Eastway and Shamrock drives.

The intruders stole several items from the two occupants. Police say that as the intruders were leaving, one of them fired a shot at an occupant. The victim was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to police.

No description of the gunmen was released.

Reports of Man Shot During Home Invasion Delayed 30 Minutes

From www.wbtv.com, August 29, 2012 by Ron Lee

A man is shot during an early morning home invasion, but the shooting isn’t reported for over a half an hour.

Neighbors tell police they heard several gunshots one after another around the area of Purser Drive in east Charlotte about 12:30am Tuesday, But is wasn’t until after 1am that the call of a man shot was called in to the 911 dispatch center.

Emergency crews located the victim at a house along the 2000 block of Purser, and took him to Carolinas Medical Center.  Officials said he was shot once in the arm, but should recover.

Police then turned their attention to the people inside of the house.

Officers on scene said several people were having a late night get together at the home, when two men bull rushed their way in.  Right now it’s unclear if they kicked in the door, or just shoved their way in, but damage could be seen to the outside of the door.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police told us several items were stolen in the armed robbery, and sometime during the crime, the victim was shot.

The gunmen took off into the night, but because they had a thirty minute head-start, police were unable to find them.

If you have any information that could help officers locate these two men, you’re asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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