CASE UPDATE: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Department's Homicide Unit have identified the male subject as Timothy Hunter, DOB: 05/18/1976. Mr. Hunter was interviewed by detectives and charged with two counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Law Enforcement Officer. Mr. Hunter was then transported to the Mecklenburg County Intake Center.
The member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department who fired his weapon has been identified as Officer Robert Land. Officer Land was hired on September 26, 2006, and is assigned to patrol with the Independence Division. In addition to Officer Land, Officer Anderson Brown also responded to the call for service on Idlebrook Drive. Officer Brown was hired on October 28, 2004, and is assigned to patrol with the Independence Division. As is standard procedure with any officer involved shooting, the Internal Affairs Bureau will conduct a separate but parallel investigation to determine whether CMPD policies and procedures were adhered to during the course of the incident. Per department protocol, both officers have been placed on paid Administrative Leave.
This is an active and ongoing investigation. As additional 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 Peacock is the lead detective assigned to the case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018,
On 5/15/2018 at 3:35a.m., Independence Division Officers responded to a residence located in the 6200 block of Idlebrook Drive in response to a 911 call for service. The female reporting person advised that her husband was threatening suicide and that there were firearms in the bedroom where he was located.
The first 2 officers arrived at the scene by 3:44 a.m. and after speaking to the female, they followed her into the residence to speak to the suicidal subject.
At this point in the investigation, it appears that as soon as the officers entered the house, the male exited his bedroom carrying a long gun. The officers perceived an imminent threat and one of the officers fired his handgun. The subject was not hit. The officers removed the other family members from the house and subsequently the subject exited the residence unarmed. He was detained at that time without further incident.
Detectives with the Homicide Unit responded to the scene and are currently investigating this incident.
Crime Scene Search has responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence.
Representatives of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office, Operations Command, and Internal Affairs also responded.
This is an ongoing, active investigation. As further information develops it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs.