Christopher Brown, 20, is charged with engaging in a shootout within the limits of uptown Charlotte, NC. The business district was hustling and bustling as usual, when on December 7, 2021 several shots were fired.
Around lunch time, a massive barrage of gunshots were fired at the intersection of Trade Street and Tryon Street. The shots were allegedly fired by the suspect into a car waiting at a red light.
The victim vehicle sped away from the scene. There is no word on if the victims were injured.
The suspect was allegedly trying to get onto a Charlotte Area Transit System’s Bus. But, the suspect was apprehended, and a firearm was confiscated without further incident.
The shooting prompted several alerts in the area. Employees at various high rise businesses received text messages instructing them to shelter due to a active shooter.
Some businesses went on lockdown.
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The suspect is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, discharge a firearm in the city limits, and resist/delay/obstruct of a law enforcement officer.
This was not a random act of violence as the victim and suspect are known to each other.
UPTOWN CHARLOTTE DEATHS, MURDERS, AND SHOOTINGS