Case Update: Officer Involved Shooting in the Metro Division

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are investigating an officer-involved shooting investigation in the 1300 block of Onyx Street in the Metro Division.
CMPD Public Affairs
9/16/2022

The suspect who fled the traffic stop has been identified as Shaheed Covington (DOB 01/09/2004). Covington is charged with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Fleeing to Elude, and Resist/Delay/Obstruct Officers. Two juveniles were charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Minor.

 

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 and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective. Detective Lyon is the lead detective assigned to this case. The public can also leave information anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20220915-1708-03.

 

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Officer Involved Shooting in the Metro Division

 

Charlotte, N.C. – (Thursday, September 15, 2022) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are investigating an officer-involved shooting investigation in the 1300 block of Onyx Street in the Metro Division.

 

On Thursday, September 15, shortly after 5 p.m., officers were called out for a License Plate Reader hit for a stolen vehicle. Officers attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle. Preliminary reports indicate that the driver fled the vehicle armed with a firearm in hand. Multiple officers perceived an imminent threat and discharged their service weapons. The suspect was not struck and there were no injuries to the officers or the suspect. The suspect surrendered to officers and four subjects total were taken into custody. Officers recovered multiple firearms from the scene.

           

Homicide Unit detectives responded to the scene to conduct an investigation, and Crime Scene Search responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence.  CMPD's Operations Command also responded to assist.

 

As is standard procedure with any officer-involved shooting, the Internal Affairs Bureau will conduct a separate but parallel investigation.

 

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 and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective. Detective Lyon is the lead detective assigned to this case. The public can also leave information anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20220915-1708-03.

 

 

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