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​​SWAT Incident in the North Division

Case Update:  Tuesday, December 13, 2016,

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team attempted to serve warrants this morning on Timothy Andre Davis, DOB: 10/29/1998, and Antonio Wright, DOB: 02/13/1998, who were accused of attempted armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Members of the VCAT team were conducting surveillance outside a home in the 900 block of Sparrow Valley Way, while other members of the team arrested Wright without incident at a separate location at approximately 6:30 a.m.

At approximately 7:20 a.m., the VCAT set up a perimeter around the house and knocked on the front door. At that point, a man matching Davis's description peeked out the window and officers heard movement in the home.

From outside the home, officers tried to reach Davis through social media, texts and via a loud speaker. However, he did not respond.

At 9:10 a.m., the VCAT requested the SWAT team to take over the incident.

At 10:00 a.m., the SWAT team parked its armored vehicle in front of the home and used its loud speaker to give him instructions for coming out of the home safely and a phone number in case he wanted to talk to a negotiator first.

At 10:37 a.m., after receiving no response, the SWAT Team deployed a robot – and then a canine – to search the first floor of the home. No one was located in that search.  The entry team then used a robot and canine to search accessible areas of the second floor. They observed two closed doors and an open attic space, but the accessible area was clear.

At 11:14 a.m., the SWAT entry team and canine moved upstairs. The officers opened one of the closed doors and the canine located Timothy Andre Davis on the floor with a gun lying near his feet. He did not move when the canine touched him.

At 11:17 a.m., a Mecklenburg County EMS Medic who is part of the SWAT Team pronounced Davis deceased from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The entry team cleared the remainder of the house and attic and found no one else inside.

The warrants for Davis and Wright stemmed from a December 7, 2016, incident in the 9800 block of Callabridge Court (see CMPD report number 2016-1207-0044-00).

Wright has been charged with 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, attempted armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. 


Friday, November 18, 2016,

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 7:58 a.m., members of the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team responded to the 900 block of Sparrow Valley Way in reference to locating an armed robbery suspect who had outstanding warrants related to an ADW and robbery that occurred on December 7, 2016, in the 9800 block of Callabridge Court (CMPD report 2016-1207-0044-00).  Upon arriving at the residence, the VCAT observed a subject matching the suspect description inside of the residence.  The VCAT attempted to make contact with the suspect to have him surrender peacefully.  The suspect refused to come out of the residence. 

The SWAT Team and Negotiators were activated and responded to the incident location.  Numerous attempts at making contact with the suspect were unsuccessful.  The SWAT Team then made entry inside of the residence in an attempt to take the suspect into custody.  Upon entry, they located the suspect deceased due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

The names of the suspect will be released once his family has been notified.  As is standard protocol, the Homicide Unit has responded to the scene to conduct their investigation.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.  We will release additional information as it develops.