Eastway Division - Domestic Violence Detectives arrest individual for shooting at a school


​Thursday, August 30, 2018,

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Domestic Violence Unit have charged Delmond Cunningham, DOB: 09/12/1983, for the shooting that occurred this morning on Everett Place.

On August 30, 2018, at 7:29 a.m., Eastway Division officers responded to 800 Everett Place in reference to an Assault with a Deadly Weapon call for service.  When officers arrived on scene they spoke with several witnesses that stated a male was shooting at a female in the parking lot of the Villa Heights Academic Center.  After the shooting, the male and female left in separate vehicles.

Shortly thereafter, officers received a call from the female victim stating that she was at police headquarters. Officers spoke with the victim and she stated that her ex-boyfriend, Delmond Cunningham, drove up behind her vehicle and followed her into the school parking lot.  While in the parking lot, the suspect fired shots at the victim's vehicle.  One of the rounds fired by the suspect struck an occupied residence in the 2000 block of Pinckney Avenue.

Crime Scene Search responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence

Domestic Violence detectives obtained several warrants for Cunningham's arrest and requested assistance from the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team in locating him. 

This afternoon, VCAT attempted to make contact with Cunningham inside an apartment on Luther Avenue.  Officers relocated neighbors and members of the SWAT Team and Negotiators were activated and responded to the scene. 

After a standoff with SWAT and speaking with Negotiators, the subject surrendered and was taken into custody without incident. Cunningham will be transported to police headquarters where he will be interviewed by detectives. 

At the conclusion of the interview, Cunningham will be charged with three counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill, three counts of Felony Domestic Violence Protective Order Violation with a Weapon, Shooting into Occupied Property, Possession of a Firearm on Educational Property and Communicating Threats and transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office.