Death Investigation Following SWAT Standoff

10/25/2021

Charlotte, N.C. – (Monday, October 25, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a death investigation following a standoff in Steele Creek Division.

At 11:50 a.m., on October 24, 2021, officers responded to the 11700 block of Prideland Court in reference to a suicide threat call for service. Prior to arrival, officers were advised that the subject inside the residence was threatening to kill himself.  As officers arrived, they encountered the subject in the driveway armed with a shotgun. Officers immediately evacuated the surrounding area and continued attempts to de-escalate the situation peacefully. When the subject entered the attached garage and refused to exit the residence, officers requested the assistance of CMPD's Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team for additional resources.

CMPD's Negotiators and Community Policing Crisis Response Team (CPCRT) established verbal communication with the subject and continued attempts to have him surrender peacefully.  Negotiators, CPCRT, along with family and friends, spoke with the subject on the phone for more than 24 hours attempting to de-escalate the situation. Throughout the night and into the next day, everyone worked together to get the subject to accept mental health assistance. The subject regularly brandished a shotgun and fired one round inside the residence at 4:00 a.m.  Officers continued to show great restraint and resolve while working to bring this incident to a peaceful conclusion.

Shortly before 12:30 p.m., on October 25, 2021, officers heard a gunshot from inside the residence and observed the subject fall to the ground.  After entering the residence, officers pronounced the subject deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  The subject's name is being withheld pending family notification.

No CMPD officers were injured or discharged their service weapons during this incident.

Representatives from CMPD's Operations Command, Medic, and CFD also responded to assist.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.  As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office.  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: 20211024-1150-00

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