Second Person Charged In Connection To Deadly Steak ‘n Shake Shooting
A second person has been charged in the deadly shooting that happened during an attempted robbery at a Steak ‘n Shake in south Charlotte. This new information was released during a news conference at CMPD Headquarters.
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department say Kiara Murphy dropped Eddie Doh off at Steak ‘n Shake prior to the attempted robbery and shooting.
Murphy has also been charged with murder, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and robbery with a dangerous weapon. A detective with CMPD says she is also facing those charges because she conspired with Doh to commit the robbery.
Doh is accused of shooting and killing 48-year-old Darnell Harris, who was an employee at Steak ‘n Shake. Police say Doh also shot a customer, 53-year-old Robert Carpenter Jr. Doh was then shot by a Pineville Police officer who responded to the scene. Carpenter and Doh are both expected to survive the injuries they sustained in the shooting.
Police said multiple weapons were found on the scene but they are still piecing together evidence to figure out who was in possession of each weapon.
Murphy and Doh are also accused of committing a robbery in early July. They both will be facing additional charges related to that robbery. Read below for more details on the story.
Original Story (Posted: July 9, 2019):
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The CMPD has identified the second victim of a shooting following an attempted robbery at a Steak ‘n Shake in south Charlotte.
Harris’ cousin sent the following statement to WCCB about his death:
I’m writing to you all about the loss of our dear son, brother, uncle and friend – Darnell Harris.
On behalf of our grieving family, we understand the interest in getting to know more about our loved one, but as you can understand, we are devastated by the sudden and senseless way that he was taken away from us and want to focus on being together as a family right now.
We’re asking media outlets to respectfully refrain from trying to contact members of our family right now. We are heartbroken.
As you continue to talk about this tragedy please feel free to let people know that Darnell was loved by many. He was an uncle, son, cousin, brother and dear friend. He was quiet. He was a hard worker. We are not shocked to learn that he would step in to defend his coworkers and even strangers, because that’s just who he was. He was a great man and a protector and we will miss him.
Tylar Johnson (Cousin)
On Behalf of the entire Family
Police say 53-year-old Robert Carpenter Jr. was also shot and injured in the robbery attempt. He remains in the hospital for treatment of his injuries. Police confirm that Carpenter was also shot by the suspect during the attempted robbery. Police originally said they were working to determine who shot Carpenter. Witnesses say Carpenter was a customer inside the store.
CMPD has identified the suspect as 30-year-old Eddie Doh. Doh was on probation when the shooting occurred.
According to North Carolina Department of Public Safety records, Doh was convicted of Murder Accessory After The Fact in 2011. He was released from prison in January.
Police say Doh entered the restaurant, on South Boulevard, shortly after 11am on July 9th. Doh was confronted by the Pineville Police officers inside the restaurant but the confrontation spilled into the parking lot, according to officials.
CMPD Police Chief Kerr Putney held a news conference outside the restaurant shortly after the shooting. You can watch the news conference below:
The two officers involved in the shooting have been identified by Pineville Police as Officers Donald Ingram and Travis Naito. Officials say both officers were wearing body cameras and they were active at the time of the shooting.
Pineville Police say Officer Ingram is a 12 year veteran in law enforcement. Officer Naito has 13 months of law enforcement experience, according to Pineville PD, as well as four years experience in security and is a former U.S. Marine.
Both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure in all officer-involved shootings.
Pineville PD says their internal investigation into the officer-involved shooting has been outsourced to Charlotte based U.S. ISS Agency, LLC, which is an independent outside investigative firm the department uses for internal investigations.
Doh was taken to the hospital immediately after the shooting. His condition is not known at this time. Upon his release however, CMPD says Doh will be charged with Murder, Attempted Murder, Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill, Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Attempted Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Possession of a Firearm by Felon, and Possession of a Stolen Firearm.
CMPD says no officers were injured in the shooting via their Twitter page.
The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective. Detective Jones is the lead detective assigned to the case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.