Case Update: Assault with a Deadly Weapon Against Officers Investigation

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit and Freedom Division are investigating an armed burglary and assault with a deadly weapon on law enforcement officers.
CMPD Public Affairs
1/14/2023

The apprehended suspect has been identified as Tyron Watson (DOB 09/22/1998).

His charges are as follows:

  • 2nd Degree Burglary
  • Larceny after Breaking and Entering
  • Felony Conspiracy
  • Larceny of Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of Burglary Tools

     

    Additional charges are expected to be filed. The investigation, at this point, has revealed three suspects were involved in the initial Breaking and Entering call for service. Based on video surveillance and interviews conducted thus far, it does not appear patrol officers were fired upon and/or targeted.  The investigation has confirmed a shot was fired and the investigation is ongoing.  Detectives with the Homicide Unit began working this case alongside Freedom Division detectives who will transition as lead. 

     

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing. As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS. The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.   For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20230113-2139-02.

 

 

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Assault with a Deadly Weapon Against Officers Investigation

 
Charlotte, N.C. – (Saturday, January 14, 2023) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit and Freedom Division are investigating an armed burglary and assault with a deadly weapon on law enforcement officers.

On Friday, January 13, 2023, at approximately 9:39 p.m., Freedom Division officers responded to an active breaking and entering call for service in the 300 block of Tribune Drive involving two suspects. One suspect fired a single gunshot upon approach of the responding officers before fleeing on foot and getting into a vehicle. Freedom Division officers attempted to stop the vehicle. The suspect refused to stop, initiating a vehicle pursuit. The pursuit ended in Fort Mill when the suspect jumped and ran from the vehicle. South Carolina law enforcement agencies were contacted and assisted in the vehicle pursuit, ground search, and apprehension of the suspect. 

 
The investigation into this case is active and ongoing; detectives are still reviewing information in regard to identifying the second suspect. As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective. Detective Trietley is the lead detective assigned to this case.  The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.   For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20230113-2139-02.

 

 

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