***UPDATE*** Steele Creek Division - Fatality in the 7800 block of South Tryon Street


Charlotte, N.C. - (Thursday, February 6, 2020, 2020) - The pedestrian victim involved in this crash has been identified as Afzal Nadeem, DOB: 01/01/1966. His family has been notified of his death. 

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing investigation.  As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office. 

Any witnesses to the crash, or anyone with information concerning the crash, should contact Detective Crum at (704) 432-2169, Ex. 4 or contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.   The report number for this case is 20200205-0857-04.



Charlotte, N.C. – (Wednesday, February 5, 2020) -- On Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at approximately 8:57 a.m., a pedestrian was struck on a sidewalk by a 2010 Hyundai Elantra within the 7800 block of S. Tryon Street.  Medic arrived on the scene and transported the pedestrian to Atrium Health Center Main with life-threatening injuries.  The driver of the Hyundai, Robert Scott, was transported to Atrium Health Center Pineville. The CMPD Major Crash Unit, DWI Task Force, and Crime Scene all responded to conduct an investigation of this crash.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the silver Hyundai, driven by Scott, was initially stopped on S. Tryon Street at W. Arrowood Rd but accelerated from a stop against a red light and crossed W. Arrowood Road. The Hyundai then struck a raised curb on the right side and traveled on the sidewalk, with all four wheels, for approximately 250 feet before striking the pedestrian/victim. The victim in this crash was walking south on the sidewalk with his back to the vehicle.

The victim in this crash was pronounced deceased at Atrium Health Center at 11:02 a.m. due to injuries sustained in this crash.

Subsequently, Scott has been charged with Misdemeanor Death by Motor Vehicle, Failure to Maintain Lane, and a Red-Light Violation. Speed and impairment do not appear to be factors in this crash, however, this investigation is ongoing and test results for impairment are pending. Scott did not sustain an injury in this crash and has been transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office.   

The victim's identity will be released pending family notification.

This is an ongoing, active investigation.  As further information develops it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs.  Any witnesses to the crash, or anyone with information concerning the crash, should contact Detective Crum at (704) 432-2169 Ex. 4 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600. The public can also visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.   

The report number for this case is 20200205-0857-04.


Location:  7800 S Tryon Street

Division:  Steele Creek Division

Crash Type:  Single Motor Vehicle vs Pedestrian 


Vehicle 1: 2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring

Driver: Robert Gene Scott, DOB: 06/21/1967

Seatbelt: Yes

Impairment: Not Suspected (Test Results Pending)

Injury: No Injury


Pedestrian: Withheld

Crosswalk/Sidewalk: Sidewalk

Impairment: Unknown (Test Results Pending)

Injury: Killed