Avonna Proctor, 27, shot and killed herself in a hospital parking deck on July 26, 2019, all while SWAT and negotiators were on scene.
The situation happened in the early evening. Avonna told a witness that she wanted to commit suicide. The situation put the hospital on lock down.
After receiving a 911 call officers arrived and located Avonna barricaded inside of a vehicle on the 5th floor of the Medical Center Plaza Visitor’s parking deck. Members of the SWAT Team and Negotiators were activated and responded to the scene, set up a perimeter and made contact with Avonna.
After a standoff with SWAT and speaking with Negotiators, Avonna discharged a firearm, was located inside of the vehicle with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and was pronounced deceased.
Sadly this is not the first suicide in Charlotte in 2019. In May a man jumped off of a bridge on Interstate 77, killing himself. The highway was shut down for several hours as negotiators tried to talk him down.