Pedestrian killed after fatal crash with on-duty officer

Investigation underway after a pedestrian was killed in a fatal crash with a Charlotte Mecklenburg Police patrol car early Saturday

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A pedestrian was killed in a fatal crash with a Charlotte Mecklenburg Police patrol car early Saturday.

According to CMPD, officers responded to a call at 3:20 a.m. Saturday after a motor vehicle struck a building located at 810 E. Stonewall Street.

Three patrol vehicles were traveling on Morehead Street passing Euclid Avenue when one of the patrol cars struck a pedestrian who had entered the roadway.

The pedestrian identified as James Michael Short, 28, died at the scene.

The officer that hit the pedestrian has been identified as Officer Phillip Barker. He was transported to Presbyterian Hospital where he is being treated for minor injuries sustained in the collision.

Major Crash detectives will determine the circumstances that lead to this collision.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.

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