Charlotte Shooting: 4 Injured Police Officers at Home Recovering

May 8, 2024
Three Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers suffered gunshot wounds and another suffered a broken foot in a deadly shooting that left four members of a U.S. Marshals task force dead.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — All four Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers who were hospitalized after suffering injuries in last week’s deadly shooting in east Charlotte are now at home recovering, the CMPD said Tuesday.

CMPD officers Christopher Tolley, Michael Giglio, Jack Blowers, and Justin Campbell suffered injuries after responding to a house on Galway Drive, where four law-enforcement officers were fatally shot while trying to arrest Terry Clark Hughes Jr., who was later fatally shot by police.

Three of the injured CMPD officers suffered gunshot wounds and one had a broken foot, police said.


Statesville Police Cpl. Casey Hoover was released last Thursday after being shot and injured in the shootout, the department said on social media.

Four officers on a U.S. Marshals fugitive task force were killed trying to make the arrest, and the CMPD officers who were injured were all responding to the shootout, police said.

Private funerals are planned for Alden Elliott and Sam Poloche, two officers with the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction who were killed.

Both funerals will not be open to the general public, but Elliott’s family invited the public to line U.S. 70 in Catawba County to pay tribute.

A funeral was held for CMPD officer Joshua Eyer last week, and Deputy U.S. Marshal Thomas M. “Tommy” Weeks Jr. on Monday.


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