Police Arrest Three Suspects After Security Guard Fires Shots During Armed Robbery In East Charlotte

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Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have identified Chavez Peoples, Anthony Henry, and Averin Washington as suspects in this armed robbery, according to a news release.

On May 11, 2019, Peoples, who was shot after a security guard at the business opened fire on the armed robbery suspects, was released from the hospital and transported to police headquarters to be interviewed. At the conclusion of the interview, police say Peoples was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was transferred to the custody of Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

On May 14, 2019, police say Henry turned himself into the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

On May 20, 2019, police say Washington was arrested by VCAT and transported to Police Headquarters to be interviewed. At the conclusion of the interview, he was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Washington was transferred to the custody of Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Read below for full details on the case.

Original Story (Posted: May 10, 2019):

CHARLOTTE, NC — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are trying to identify two additional suspects wanted in connection to an armed robbery Thursday night.

The robbery happened around 10:22pm at the AIA Arcade on East Independence Boulevard. Police say three suspects tried to rob the business at gunpoint.

A security guard at the business shot one of the suspects, according to authorities, but the two others got away.

The injured suspect was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries and will be charged upon his release.

Investigators have released surveillance photos (see above) of the two additional suspects, and ask anyone with information to please call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or 911.