Case Update: August 1, 2018
Officer Xeng Lor has been identified as the officer who fired his weapon at a driver during an encounter at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport last night. Officer Lor was hired on Jan. 5, 2009, and is assigned to patrol with the Airport Division. Per department protocol, the officer has been placed on paid administrative leave. 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 followed.
Detectives have identified the driver as Xyavier Calliste (12-20-1997), the man who showed up at Atrium Health with two non-life threatening gunshot wounds. He is currently at Atrium Health and when released, he will be charged with first degree trespass and assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer. In addition, he has multiple outstanding warrants from South Carolina.
This continues to be an active and ongoing investigation. As additional information develops, it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to Detective Osorio, the lead detective assigned to the case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/. The complaint numbers for this case are 2018-0731-213103.
August 1, 2018,
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are investigating an officer involved shooting which occurred last night on Charlotte-Douglas International Airport Property.
At approximately 9:31 p.m., officers were dispatched to an airport business valet deck at 5601 Wilkinson Boulevard to investigate a suspicious vehicle, which accessed the deck by following closely behind another vehicle.
A short time later, an officer got out of his cruiser and attempted to approach the suspicious vehicle, when the driver drove toward the officer. The officer perceived an imminent threat of being run over and fired his handgun at the driver.
The officer was not injured in the encounter. The driver fled the scene.
A short time later, a man showed up at Atrium Heath with gunshot wounds. His injuries are not life threatening. The man at the hospital fits the description of the man involved in the airport incident and arrived in a vehicle that fits the description of the suspicious vehicle the officers were called to investigate. CMPD is working to determine whether he is the same person involved in the airport incident.
This is an ongoing, active criminal investigation.
As is standard procedure with any officer involved shooting, the Internal Affairs Bureau will conduct a separate but parallel investigation to determine whether CMPD policies and procedures were adhered to during the course of the incident. Per department protocol, the officer involved in this case has been placed on administrative assignment.
Representatives from the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office, CMPD Homicide, Internal Affairs, Operations Command, and Crime Scene Search divisions responded to the scene.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or speak directly with a detective by calling 704-432-TIPS.
As further information develops it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs.