Officer shot Tuesday in Fort Mill released from hospital

adys@heraldonline.comJanuary 13, 2014 

Officer Shane Page

— The Charlotte police officer shot twice Tuesday while trying to arrest a fugitive in Fort Mill went home Monday.

Shane Page, 42, a member of the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team, was released from the hospital Monday afternoon, said Rob Tufano, a spokesman for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Page, part of a federal task force that apprehends suspected violent criminals, was attempting to arrest James William Lewis, 31, when Lewis allegedly shot Page in the hip and shoulder. Lewis had been sought for a December armed robbery at a Pineville, N.C. fast food restaurant.

Police located Lewis at the home of his girlfriend in Fort Mill, and Page was shot when he went into a bedroom looking for Lewis. Lewis was shot in the legs as police returned fire.

Lewis, who has prior drug convictions and told a federal judge Friday he had been essentially homeless for two years, is being held without bond in the Mecklenburg County jail on federal charges.

Last week, agents from the State Law Enforcement Division charged Lewis with attempted murder and two weapons charges in the shooting of Officer Page. No court dates have been set for Lewis to face the South Carolina charges.

Lewis’s girlfriend, Kirstie Elane Barratt, 21, of Fort Mill, remains jailed at the York County Detention center under $100,000 bond on a charge of obstructing justice.

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