***UPDATE*** University City Division - Officer Involved Shooting in the 3100 block of Ernest Russell Court

8/2/2019

Case Update: Monday, August 5, 2019

Release of the 911 Calls:


 

​Case Update: Friday, August 2, 2019

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit have identified the male subject as Delano Williams, DOB: 05/08/1964.  Mr. Williams was pronounced deceased at Atrium Health. His family has been notified of his death. 

The member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department who fired his weapon has been identified as Officer John Juhasz.  Officer Juhasz was hired on February 20, 2017, and is assigned to the University City Division.  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 course of the incident.  Per department protocol, the officer has been placed on paid Administrative Leave.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.  As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective.  Detective Pearson is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  For additional information about this incident please refer to report number 20190802-001200. 

 

 

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Friday, August 2, 2019

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred at a home located in the 3100 block Ernest Russell Court.  This location is in the University City Division. 

On Thursday, August 1, 2019, at 8:08 p.m., CMPD officers responded to a domestic disturbance call for service at a home located on Ernest Russell Court.  The officers arrived at the scene and determined that the suspect had already left the location prior to their arrival. 

On Friday, August 2, 2019, at 12:12 a.m., 911 received a call from a female located at this same residence on Ernest Russell Court.  The female caller stated that her father was armed with a gun.  As the 911 operator was speaking to the female, the operator heard gunshots being fired in the background.  During the 911 call, the female also told the operator that her mother and aunt were still inside the home with her father and that her father was pointing a gun at her aunt.

University Division Officers arrived at the home and while they were outside they heard gunshots coming from inside the residence.  An adult female exited the home after being shot in the leg. The victim informed the officers that her brother in-law had shot her.  She additionally stated that her sister was still inside the home with the suspect and that she believed the suspect was going to kill her. 

A short time later a CMPD officer encountered the suspect at the rear of the home and perceived an imminent, lethal threat and discharged a firearm, striking the suspect.

The suspect was transported by MEDIC to Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased by hospital staff.  The female victim who was shot in the leg was also transported to the hospital where she is being treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.  Their names will be released at a later time.

The investigation has revealed that three (3) teen-aged children were inside the home when the incident first occurred but all three had exited the residence prior to our officers arriving at the scene.

Homicide Unit detectives responded to the scene to canvass the area and to conduct the investigation. 

A firearm believed to be in the suspect's possession at the time of the shooting was recovered at the scene. Crime Scene Search responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence.  Representatives of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Homicide Prosecution Team, Victim Services, CFD, MEDIC, and Operations Command also responded to the scene.

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 course of the incident.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.  As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective.  Detective Pearson is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  For additional information about this incident please refer to report number 20190802-001200. 

 

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