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Local police agencies say domestic violence calls are some of the most potentially dangerous situations they encounter. The Kannapolis Police Chief says about one out of every four calls his department responds to is domestic-related.

Violence erupted in Northeast Charlotte Sunday from what started as a domestic call. CMPD first got a call Sunday afternoon from a woman saying her boyfriend tried to attack her. When police got there, they couldn't find the woman.

Just over an hour later, a neighbor called 911 and said a man was firing off a shotgun in the streets. When officers got there, they say he turned the gun on them hitting one policeman in the leg and arm and another officer took a shot to his face.

Then investigators say the suspect Brandon Brewer knocked on a door and shot a ten year old girl.

Jerry Poe lives in the neighborhood. He said, “The violence has never been toward any children, and that was shocking that someone that young had gotten involved in such a situation.” Poe went on to day, “It really makes you concerned about the safety of your family, so we're really looking for somewhere else.”

Domestic violence is a crime officers see all too often in every department. Kannapolis Police Chief Woody Chavis says domestic violence calls can be dangerous because they're so unpredictable. Chavis said, “When you hear that screaming inside and you know that somebody's being assaulted, you've got to go.”

Chavis says his police department does what it can to get as much information from the dispatcher before officers arrive, and for a domestic-related call, they send two officers and try to separate those involved as soon as they get to the scene.

Chavis said, “The emotions are running so high in these domestic situations that…I wouldn't think that there's anything that they wouldn't do.”

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