Suspect Apprehended Following Shooting Uptown


Charlotte, N.C. – (Wednesday, December 8, 2021) – Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have arrested Christopher William Brown, DOB: 02/13/2001, following a shooting Uptown in the Central Division. 

At approximately 11:15 a.m., on December 7, 2021, several bike and foot patrol officers were at the intersection of Trade Street and Tryon Street when they heard several gunshots and observed Brown discharging a firearm into a vehicle that was now leaving the scene at a high rate of speed.  Brown, at that point, fled from officers on foot down Trade Street into the Transit Center.  The suspect was apprehended, and a firearm was confiscated without further incident while he was trying to get onto a Charlotte Area Transit System's Bus by these CMPD officers with the assistance of G4S Transit Police Officers. 

Brown was then transported to the Central Division Team office to be interviewed by detectives.  At the conclusion of the interview, Brown was turned over to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriffs Department and charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Discharge a Firearm in the City Limits, and Resist/Delay/Obstruct of a Law Enforcement Officer. 

Detectives have been able to identify the victim but have not been able to make contact with them yet. 

This was not a random act of violence as the victim and suspect are known to each other.  No CMPD officers were injured or discharged their service weapons during this incident.

Representatives from CMPD's Operations Command, G4S Transit Police, Medic, and CFD also responded to the scene to assist.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.  Detective Rittenhouse is the lead detective on this case.  As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office.  The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or  For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20211207-1115-01.