Case Update: Officer Involved Shooting in the Hickory Grove Division

11/8/2021

Charlotte, N.C. – (Saturday, November 6, 2021) – The officers involved in the incident have been identified as James Longworth and Micah Edmunds. Officer Longworth was hired by the CMPD on June 18, 2018. Officer Edmunds was hired by the CMPD on June 27, 2016. Both officers were assigned to patrol in the Hickory Grove Division. They have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. This is standard policy whenever an officer discharges their weapon.

The deceased subject has been identified as Derrell Lamar Raney, DOB: 10/25/1988.  The investigation into this case is active and ongoing. Any additional questions concerning the investigation should be directed to the SBI.

The public can leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/. For additional information about this case, refer to report: 20211105-1754-00.

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Charlotte, N.C. – (Friday, November 5, 2021) – The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) is conducting a CMPD officer-involved shooting investigation in the 9100 block of Albemarle Road.

On Friday, November 5, 2021, at approximately 5:50 p.m., a security guard contracted by Walmart advised uniformed patrol officers with the Hickory Grove Division that an armed male brandished a firearm and pointed it at him.  Additionally, the security guard stated that the armed subject threatened to shoot the officers if they responded. As officers approached the subject, they perceived a lethal threat and fired their service weapons.  After observing that the subject had sustained a gunshot wound, officers immediately rendered lifesaving efforts and treatment to the subject prior to Medic's arrival.  Medic transported the subject to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased from injuries sustained. A firearm was recovered at the scene.

No officers with the CMPD were injured in this incident. The names of the officers and subject involved are temporarily being withheld pending appropriate family notification of the incident.

The SBI will be the primary investigative agency for the officer-involved shooting. Representatives with the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Homicide Prosecution Team also responded to assist. 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 incident. The officers will be placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard policy whenever an officer discharges a service weapon.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing. Any additional questions pertaining to this investigation should be directed to the SBI. The public can 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: 20211105-1754-00. 

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