Charlotte, N.C. – (Sunday, March 12, 2023) – Members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's SWAT Team peacefully and successfully concluded a more than 30 hour SWAT incident involving a barricaded subject suffering from a mental health crisis in the 3800 block of Griers Fork Drive in the Steele Creek Division.
On Saturday, March 11, 2023, at approximately 6:46 a.m., officers responded to a residence in the 3800 block of Griers Fork Drive in reference to a communicating threats call for service. Multiple 911 calls were received advising that an individual was outside threatening to kill his neighbors.
Officers arrived on scene and tried to make contact with the individual, however, the individual remained inside of his residence and refused to come out. Officers learned during this time that the subject had an outstanding order for his arrest and was armed with a handgun.
Additional resources were called to the scene as officers attempted to de-escalate the situation with the subject. The CMPD Community Policing Crisis Response Team (CPCRT) also assisted in obtaining an Involuntary Commitment Order (IVC) on the subject. Prior to today's incident, CPCRT has been involved with this subject on numerous occasions.
At approximately 11:00 a.m., the CMPD SWAT Team responded and took control of the scene. SWAT Negotiators also responded as the subject remained barricaded inside of the residence while armed with a handgun. Negotiators actively began communication efforts and worked to de-escalate the situation.
Shortly after 5:00 p.m., a SWAT officer perceived a lethal imminent threat and fired one shot from his weapon. The subject remained inside of the residence after the shot was fired by the officer. The suspect was not injured.
Negotiators with the CMPD's SWAT Team continued communication efforts with the armed subject overnight and into Sunday morning to attempt to successfully bring this incident to a peaceful conclusion.
On Sunday, March 12, 2023, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the subject surrendered to CMPD SWAT and was taken for mental health treatment.
The CMPD Homicide Unit will lead the investigation into any potential underlying crimes that led to the officer-involved shooting.
Representatives from CMPD's Operations Command, Homicide Unit, Charlotte Fire Department, Medic, Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office and Peer Support also assisted.
The investigation into this case is active and ongoing. As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office. For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20230311-0646-02.