Monday, November 29, 2010

Man Shot after SWAT Standoff

UPDATE: The subject has been identified as LC Furtick. Detectives have obtained the following warrants against Mr. Furtick:

* 3 Counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill
* 3 Counts of Assault with a Firearm on a Law Enforcement Officer

- The victim officers are as follows: JD Guard, J Milliken, JP Monteleone
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit Detectives and Internal Affairs are conducting an investigation into a shooting that occurred at 5512 Snow White Lane in the North Tryon Division. The incident was reported at 9:14 a.m. on Thursday, November 25, 2010.

North Tryon Division officers responded to a suicidal threat call for service. Upon officer’s arrival, the subject was standing inside his residence with a handgun. Officers retreated and contacted the on-duty supervisor, who is also a SWAT Negotiator. The on-duty supervisor arrived on scene and spoke with subject by phone.

At 10:27 a.m. SWAT officers responded and took command of the scene. The SWAT Negotiator kept the subject on the phone while SWAT established a perimeter. The subject then exited his residence with the phone in one hand, and the gun in the other. The negotiator and officers on the scene gave continuous verbal commands for the subject to put down the gun. The subject then lowered the phone and raised the handgun and advanced towards the officers. One of the officers fired his weapon twice and the subject fell to the ground, suffering from two gunshot wounds. The subject was alert and conscious while en-route to Carolinas Medical Center.

Investigators with the Internal Affairs Unit are on scene conducting a parallel investigation. It is standard procedure for Internal Affairs to investigate any time an officer discharges their weapon to ensure all CMPD policies and procedures have been followed. Crime Scene Search is on scene to photograph and collect the physical evidence.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective, Sarvis, who is the lead detective assigned to the case. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.