OFFICERS GET SHOT AT IN SOUTH CHARLOTTE, TWO TEENAGERS CHARGED

Chris’Tavious Caldwell and Jamari Young

An alleged dispute over a designer belt led to two officers being shot at

Chris’Tavious Caldwell, 18, and Jamari Young, 18, were both arrested, charged with shooting at two police officers in Charlotte, NC at night time.

On September 29, 2019 at around 11:30 p.m., two Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers responded to a residence located near Hatton Cross Drive. When the officers arrived, they began investigating an incident where multiple individuals used rocks to break windows to a nearby residence. 

Through the course of the investigation, it was determined an adult female resident exited the residence and fired a handgun multiple times at the suspects. This incident was determined to stem from an on-going dispute over a designer belt.  

As the officers were investigating the aforementioned incident and standing near one of the two marked patrol vehicles parked in the street, a suspect began shooting several shots at them. The officers moved to a position of cover while the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle. 

The officers reportedly did not return fire. Evidence of this incident consisted of one home struck by gunfire and spent shell casings. No one was injured in the shooting. 

Jamari and Chris’Tavious were eventually arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, and shooting into occupied property.

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