• Homeowner confronts man arrested in double shooting

    By: Trish Williford


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - An active search is still underway Tuesday for two of the three shooters who locked down an east Charlotte neighborhood for hours Monday.

    The two victims are still in the hospital.

    Police captured Thurman Hill, who they say ran to a nearby home and asked a mother of three for help minutes after the crime.
    “He just walked up, he didn't run or anything, he just walked up and sat down,” said the woman, who did not want to be identified.
    She said 21-year-old Hill casually walked through her front yard...and sat quietly on her back porch.

    She immediately rushed to the door.
    “I said, ‘Can I help you?’ and he said, ‘Very out of breath,’ and in a panic, he was slumped over on my steps and (asked if I) could give him a ride,” she said.
    She told him no but offered to call for help.
    She slammed the door shut and called police.

    “I was on the phone with them when they actually pulled up over there,” she said. 
    Within minutes, detectives converged on a home on Purser Drive, where they found two people inside with critical gunshot wounds.

    Detectives also searched the woman's home but Hill was long gone.
    Just hours after the shootings, police arrested Hill. They believe he was one of three men involved in the shooting.
    Hill was charged with attempted robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

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