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Suspect accused of shooting at girl dies in hospital after going into cardiac arrest

CHARLOTTE — A man accused of shooting at a 12-year-old girl in a domestic violence incident Sunday morning went into cardiac arrest shortly afterward and died at a hospital, police said.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said they were called to the northwest Charlotte home on Palm Breeze Lane for a welfare check around 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police said when they got to the residence, they found evidence that the suspect had fired his revolver multiple times and fled the scene in his car.

The suspect crashed into two cars two streets down on Windy Valley Drive, broke into a home, and terrified the family inside before the police got there, officials said.

CMPD said the suspect was acting erratically, but they managed to detain him before calling MEDIC.

Police the suspect was still conscious when more units arrived

However, the man went into cardiac arrest while being evaluated by paramedics.

They took him to a hospital where he died.

CMPD labeled the man’s death as an “in-custody death” because officers had detained him before the cardiac arrest. Investigators identified him as Larry Qwuntray Brown, 41.

Em Aban lives across the street from where the incident ended and said it’s left her rattled.

“It’s just scary,” Aban said Monday. “I feel like it’s not safe.”

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations is handling the in-custody death investigation while CMPD Internal Affairs investigates the officers’ actions.

CMPD said it followed the guidelines for handling a suspect who was resisting.

CMPD Violent Crimes is investigating the domestic violence incident that led to the rest of the situation.

A woman said Sunday she didn’t see anything but her daughter heard fighting earlier.

“I didn’t, but my daughter did tell me this morning that she did hear some altercation at around 4 to 4:30 in the morning,” said the woman, who didn’t want to be identified. “She said after she heard the arguing she heard a big bang. She wasn’t sure if it was gunshots or a car hitting another car.”


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