What Really Happened in the Tulsa and Charlotte Shootings?
After the two fatal police shootings in Charlotte and Tulsa, North Carolina, the debate is back on the table. What was the truth about both shootings? And what can we learn from them? Kerri Miller spoke with David Thomas, a former Gainesville Police Officer, and Professor of Law Enforcement about the investigation into both shootings as well as the state of race-policing in America. For more information, read on. This podcast features David Thomas discussing the Tulsa shooting case and the Charlotte shootings case.
About an hour apart, the first shooting took place in the 1100 block McAlway Road in Providence Division. Police responded to reports of shots being fired in the area, and found Laquintin Marquis MacManus, 24, who would have been 25 on Dec. 30, 2017. The shootings have not been solved. Investigators haven’t released any other details regarding the case. Regardless of what happened, police are asking for community help in solving the crimes.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte was the scene of the second shooting. The suspect entered the building and opened fire, killing two people and injuring four others. A police officer entered the room where the suspect was hiding and disarmed the suspect. Terrell was arrested and will face two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon and four counts of discharging a firearm on educational property.
To investigate these cases, the CMPD has created a SIOP. They look into motives and the backstory of the suspects. Police are also conducting a CMPD investigation and urging the public not to take any chances. No one wants to see a victim of crime die. They should know that they are not the only ones. Charlotte police officers are doing their best to protect the public against these crimes.
UNC Charlotte students were notified by text message that a shooting took place on campus. The campus was cleared of its buildings Tuesday night, and the FBI is helping with the investigation. Police are focusing their efforts on identifying the shooter and the motives behind this shooting. While a police investigation continues, there are many other things we can do in order to prevent future tragedies. This is our time to respond.
Two men were accused of shooting another man in North Charlotte with a shotgun. The suspect, Colin Demon Latta, was arrested on Wednesday. Detectives also arrested a second man during the investigation into Yimere Joyner’s murder. Additionally, they located and arrested a second suspect in a bogus home invasion. Detectives also identified the victim in the North Charlotte shooting, Dymonte Hall.