Attempted Break In Suspect Run Down By Vehicle Fleeing From Police

Andrew Tetreault

A person suffered is in critical condition after being struck by SUV after fleeing from police after attempted robbery.


On Friday, October 18, 2019, at around 12:20 a.m., officers received information describing a suspect who was breaking into the Gas-N-Go gas station at 13209 Carowinds Boulevard, which is in the Steele Creek Division. When officers arrived, they located a suspect matching the description which had been provided to them, and this suspect refused to stop and fled on foot. While the suspect was fleeing from officers, the suspect crossed South Tryon Street in an unlit area not marked for pedestrian crossing and was struck by a 2016 BMW X3. He was transported to the hospital by MEDIC with life-threatening injuries.

Detectives with the Major Crash Investigation Unit responded to the scene to conduct an investigation. The driver of the BMW was screened for impairment and none was detected. The driver was released from the scene and no charged were filed.

Detectives in the Steele Creek Division are conducting an investigation into the breaking and entering of the Gas-N-Go where the window to the front door had been broken. The Internal Affairs Bureau will also conduct a separate, internal investigation to determine whether CMPD policies and procedures were adhered to during the course of this incident.


In the early morning hours of Friday, October 18, 2019, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Mecklenburg EMS and Charlotte Fire Department responded to a reported motor vehicle accident. 911 Calls reported the crash in front of 13209 Carowinds Boulevard. Police found a person lying in the middle of South Tryon Street after being hit by a red SUV. Paramedics transported the victim to a Charlotte hospital with life threatening injuries. A law enforcement source says the victim was in surgery shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police also had the Shell Gas Station at 13209 Carowinds Boulevard roped off with crime scene tape. The front door window of the gas station convenience store was shattered. A police source says the gas station scene and pedestrian accident were both connected.

Crime Scene technicians collected various pieces of evidence along South Tryon Street including a cell phone. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Major Crash unit photographed the crash scene and began accident reconstruction.