Deputy Dijon Whyms who is with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office has undergone surgery on Sunday and it was successful. He was shot in northeast Charlotte Saturday afternoon during a traffic stop, according to the office
The incident occurred late in the afternoon around North Tryon Street and Salome Church Road, according to sources, however the deputy’s condition was not disclosed at the time. Officers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department were also on the scene, according to WCNC Charlotte.
Dep. Dijon Whyms was handling a traffic stop at 4:15 p.m. when the suspect, Aidan Cole Bryant, shot him multiple times, according to the sheriff’s office. Dep. Whyms retaliated as well, hitting Bryant.
Both Whyms and Bryant were brought to a nearby hospital for treatment, and their injuries were not life threatening. Bryant is being held at the hospital as well.
Dep. Whyms is responding to treatment after a successful surgery. The office also said CMPD provided a peer support group this afternoon for MCSO deputies and staff as needed.