Andora Drive SWAT Response

7/16/2021

Charlotte, N.C. – (Friday, July 16, 2021) – As a result of a petition for its release, a Superior Court judge has reviewed and authorized the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to release these body worn camera (BWC) recordings related to the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team's warrant service that occurred on Andora Drive on July 11, 2020.

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Charlotte, N.C. – (Friday, July 17, 2020) – Earlier this morning, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) apprehended Trey McClendon, DOB: 12/26/2000, without incident on Rockmoor Ridge Road.

After being interviewed by detectives, McClendon will be transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office and served with his outstanding warrants for assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill inflicting serious injury, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill, two counts of discharging a weapon into occupied property and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

McClendon was arrested in the same home on Andora Drive in January of 2020 where he was charged with possession of a stolen firearm, and he is an acquaintance of the residents who were residing in the home on July 11.

Risk Management with the City of Charlotte is currently working with the owner of the house on Andora Drive to begin the process of having the house repaired. The renters of the residence have declined assistance from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and have found alternate living arrangements while repairs are made.

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Charlotte, N.C. – (Thursday, July 16, 2020) - On July 11, 2020, at 6:05 p.m., Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department patrol officers and the Violent Crime Apprehension Team (VCAT), attempted to serve outstanding felony warrants on Trey McClendon, DOB: 12/26/2000.  McClendon had multiple outstanding violent felony warrants for his arrest, including two counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill and one count of Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury.  CMPD received information from members of the neighborhood that he was present inside of the residence.

SWAT was called to the scene to assist with his apprehension, given McClendon's violent history. After several hours of attempting to communicate with Mr. McClendon were unsuccessful, officers attempted to enter the location to take McClendon into custody.

SWAT breached the exterior of the structure to deliver OC smoke (pepper spray) into the residence to gain a non-violent resolution. After those efforts were unsuccessful, SWAT deployed CS powder (tear gas). Officers subsequently entered the residence and determined that McClendon was not present.

The residence sustained structural damage as a result of the operation. The CMPD extended an offer of alternate living accommodations to the residents, who declined. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are currently working with city Risk Management attempting to facilitate repair to the damages incurred.

The resulting circumstances following the operation are regrettable as the CMPD always strives to balance public safety while protecting personal property.

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