Suspect Charged After Shooting Three People


Charlotte, N.C. – (Tuesday, October 26, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's University City Division have charged Asante Sharif Turner, DOB: 05/24/1999, for his involvement in a recent shooting.

Shortly before 2:30 p.m., on October 25, 2021, officers in the University City Division responded to the 1700 block of Willow Haven Lane in reference to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service.  Upon arrival, officers located three people who had been struck by gunfire.  Medic transported all three victims to a local hospital to be treated for their injuries.

Shortly following this incident, a trooper with North Carolina State Highway Patrol initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic infraction near Interstate 85 and U.S. 29 Hwy. From information and evidence obtained, the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Turner, was found to be a suspect in this case and transported to the University City Division Office for an interview with detectives.  Following the interview, Turner was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office and charged with two counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury with Intent to Kill, Shooting in the City Limits, and Injury to Personal Property.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.  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: 20211025-1427-03.