UPDATE: Due to increased inquiries from this case, CMPD is making this radio traffic available for all who have requested or inquired about the case.
Original Press release sent out June 13, 2022:
SBI Investigating In-Custody Death of Shooting Suspect Following Medical Transport & Care
The CMPD is reporting an in-custody death of a shooting suspect after he was transported by Medic to the hospital.
On June 13, 2022, at around 2:00 a.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Featherstone Drive in reference to a shooting into an occupied dwelling. A round struck the front portion of a residence. Officers arrived on scene and located shell casings and the suspect, Jovontay Avery Williams (DOB 01/16/1990), who was acting erratically, exhibiting stress and delirium. Officers immediately contacted Medic and then apprehended Williams using a "soft, empty hands" approach as detailed in CMPD's response to resistance policy. Williams was subsequently transported by Medic to Atrium University in life-threatening condition. He was later moved to a second hospital for more intensive care. At the scene, officers recovered a firearm and drug paraphernalia.
On June 13, 2022, at around 10 a.m., Mr. Williams was pronounced deceased while in the care of hospital staff at Northeast Medical Center. Mr. Williams' next of kin were notified of his death.
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations (NCSBI) is handling the in-custody death investigation. A CMPD Internal Affairs investigation is being conducted separately to review the officers' actions and if policies and directives were followed. The CMPD's Violent Crimes Division is investigating the initial crimes which led to the call for service. Attached with this release is the 9-1-1 call for service.
For further information on this case please refer to the incident report 20220613-0158-02.