FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Contact: Jessica Wallin, CMPD Public Affairs
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit have charged a 13-year-old male suspect and a 14-year-old male suspect for their involvement in a shooting in the 2900 block of Milton Road in the North Tryon Division.
On Wednesday, March 16, 2016, North Tryon Division officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service at 8:00 p.m. in the 2700 block of Lanecrest Drive. The caller stated that a subject was shooting and had assaulted a family member. While officers were responding to the scene, additional information was received updating the location of the suspect who was now on Milton Road near Barrington Drive. Plainclothes officers from the North Tryon Division Crime Reduction Unit were in the area and observed a subject shoot in to the air. The suspect ran across the street with another subject. The officers followed the suspects and as they were exiting their vehicle the suspect fired more rounds and fled into the woods. Officers chased the suspects and after a brief foot chase took them both in to custody. Officers located a firearm nearby. No one was injured as a result of the shooting.
The two suspects were transported to police headquarters where they were interviewed by detectives. At the conclusion of the interview, the 14-year-old juvenile was charged with three counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Shooting within the City Limits, Possession of a Firearm by a Minor and Resisting Arrest. He was then released to the custody of a parent. The 13-year-old juvenile was charged with Resisting Arrest and Possession of Marijuana.
Detectives with the Homicide Unit canvassed the area to determine whether there were any additional witnesses to this incident.
Crime Scene Search responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence. Representatives of the K9 Unit, Aviation Unit and the Real Time Crime responded to the scene.
This is an ongoing, active investigation. As further information develops it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Burkard is the lead detective assigned to the case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.