Man accused of shooting CMPD officer appears before judge



CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The man accused of shooting a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer last week went before a judge a Wednesday.

James Lewis’ lawyer waived his client’s rights to both preliminary and bond hearings.
According to an affidavit, Lewis faces federal charges for an armed robbery a month ago, and again for shooting a police officer last week.

Lewis was brought into federal court Wednesday morning in a wheelchair because he was shot in the leg. Police said he shot Officer Shane Page, who was serving a warrant at a house in Fort Mill.
Page was shot twice and is now out of the hospital.

Authorities said Page is a member of a violent criminal apprehension team who was working with federal agents to find Lewis.

Lewis' attorney told Eyewitness News that an indictment is expected next week. He will stay in jail without bond until an arraignment date is set.