Nightclub Shooting Leaves One Dead; Shots Fired at Police
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Police have released the name of a man killed early Friday morning in a shooting at an Albemarle Road nightclub.
Taji Jibri Mason, 22, was found dead in the parking lot of the All Star Nightclub at 5638 Albemarle Road, after a crowd gathered as the club was closing.
Witnesses said Mason was approached by several unknown suspects in the parking lot who later fled in a white Chevrolet Caprice.
Metro Special Police, a certified special police agency governed by the North Carolina Department of Justice not affiliated with CMPD, was providing security for the nightclub at the time of the reported incident.
CMPD Homicide Detectives have learned that the occupants of the suspect's vehicle fired shots at the Metro Special Police who then returned fire at the vehicle; no Metro Special Police officers were injured as a result.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or 704-432-TIPS.