Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting In Southwest Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police are investigating an officer involved shooting that happened in southwest Charlotte.

Police say the incident started when officers responded to a hotel parking lot in reference to a robbery call on West Woodlawn Road.  The victim of the robbery said several suspects got out of a vehicle and took her purse.

Not long after, an off duty officer working at an apartment complex was alerted by a neighbor that several people were checking door handles on parked cars in the parking lot.

While the officer was being notified, police say the suspects robbed a man at gunpoint on Sharview Circle.  Detectives say the off-duty officer, Officer Daniel Rosenberger, approached the alleged suspects, identified himself as an officer and gave orders for the suspects to cooperate.

That’s when police say one of the suspects pointed a firearm in the officer’s direction.  Officer Rosenberger fired his service weapon but no one was injured in the shooting.  The suspects were quickly taken into custody by other officers responding to the scene.

The following people have been charged:

RaShawn Dawkins, DOB: 07/12/1998

Davon DeIrish, DOB: 04/15/1997

Quavon DeIrish, DOB: 01/29/1999

Damaris Hinton, DOB: 11/01/1998

Lavonte Terrance Lewis, DOB: 04/07/1999.

Davon DeIrish, Quavon DeIrish, Damaris Hint and Lavonte Lewis  have each been charged with Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.   RaShawn Dawkins has been charged with two counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.

As is standard procedure with any officer involved shooting, the Internal Affairs Bureau will conduct a separate but parallel investigation to determine whether CMPD policies and procedures were adhered to during the course of the incident.  Per department protocol, Officer Daniel Rosenberger has been placed on paid Administrative Leave pending the outcome of the shooting investigation.  Officer Rosenberger has been employed with the CMPD since October 21, 2013, and is currently assigned to the Steele Creek

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.