CMPD Release of Officer-Involved Shooting case of Mr. Charlie Shoupe

3/2/2018

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has received authorization from the courts to release body-worn camera video footage​ of the officer involved shooting incident involving Charlie Shoupe which occurred on February, 2, 2018, and a call for service involving Mr. Shoupe on February 1, 2018.

Due to the graphic nature of the videos, discretion is strongly advised.

Feb 1st encounter:   

Feb 2nd encounter: 


INCIDENT BACKROUND:

On Thursday,  February 1, 2018,  the mother of Charlie Shoupe called 911 and requested Medic.  She was transferred to a Medic dispatcher and told the dispatcher that her son had not taken his medicine and that he thought she was trying to kill him.  Medic was dispatched to the scene and requested the assistance of the CMPD.

When CMPD officers arrived, they spoke with Mr. Shoupe for approximately 20 minutes while assessing his emotional condition. Mr. Shoupe appeared calm and reasonable and did not present an imminent threat to himself or anyone else.  He indicated he had been feeling okay and did not want to go to the hospital. Medic personnel arrived on the scene and also spoke with Mr. Shoupe and assessed his condition.  They stated the Mr. Shoupe appeared lucid and calm.

Officers advised Mr. Shoupe’s mother that they could not legally force him to go to the hospital. Officers advised both Mr. Shoupe and his mother to call 911 if they needed further assistance.

On Friday, February 02, 2018, officers from the Freedom Division, along with the Charlotte Fire Department and Medic, responded to a suicide attempt call for service in the 3200 block of Timberbrook Drive. The caller stated that a man was suicidal and was harming himself.  The Charlotte Fire Department and Medic arrived at the scene first to provide medical care and advised the CMPD that the man had a knife and would not cooperate.  

Upon arrival, a CMPD officer encountered Mr. Shoupe who was armed with a knife.  The officer perceived an imminent deadly threat and subsequently fired his weapon, striking Mr. Shoupe. The CFD and Medic then provided care on scene and Medic transported Mr. Shoupe to the hospital where he later died.

The member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department who fired his weapon has been identified as Officer Daniel Flynn.  Officer Flynn was hired on May 15, 2006, and is assigned to patrol with the Freedom Division.  As is standard procedure with any officer involved shooting, the Internal Affairs Bureau is conducting a separate but parallel investigation to determine whether CMPD policies and procedures were adhered to during the course of the incident.