Homicide Detectives Investigate an ADW on Law Enforcement Officer in the Central Division

3/19/2022

Charlotte, N.C. – (Saturday, March 19, 2022) – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Detectives are conducting an assault with a deadly weapon on a Law Enforcement Officer investigation at the 300 N Brevard Street in the Central Division.

On Saturday, March 19, 2022, shortly before 1:32 a.m., Central Division Officers responded to 225 N Caldwell Street in reference to a physical assault that took place at a nightclub. While investigating this incident, several fights started in an adjacent parking lot located at 300 N. Brevard Street. While Officers were breaking up these fights, a subject, later identified as Tyler Drew, DOB: 03/17/1995, retrieved a rifle.  Several shots were fired directly at officers.  Fortunately, no officers were struck by gunfire and no officers discharged their firearms.  As Officers split up to take cover and address the threat, one of the officers was able to tackle the suspect and take him into custody without further incident.

Mr. Drew was taken to the LEC to be interviewed by Homicide Detectives; at the conclusion of the interview, he was transported to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriffs Office, where he was charged with six counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Law Enforcement Officer and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. 

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 Tisdale 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: 20220319-0132-01.

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