Death Of Man Shot After Damaging Property And Assaulting Woman Was Justified, CMPD Says

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CMPD has ruled the February 15th death of Demarcus McManus justified. Police say his death is no longer classified as a homicide.

Original Story (Feb. 16, 2019):

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one person dead in north Charlotte on Friday night.

On Friday, February 15th, 2019, at about 8:12 p.m., officers responded to a call for service in the 4600 block of Gibbons Link Road in Charlotte.

Arriving officers located 21-year-old Robert Demarcus McManus suffering from a gunshot wound.  MEDIC transported McManus to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

An investigation determined that prior to the shooting, McManus had damaged an unoccupied vehicle on Nathan Drive by smashing the window.

McManus then approached a woman sitting in a different car, parked on Gibbons Link Road, and punched her in the face for no apparent reason.  The female victim says she did not know McManus prior to the incident.

Shortly thereafter, while McManus was running down Gibbons Link Road, he threw himself on the hood of a car that was driving past.

The driver stopped the vehicle and McManus smashed out a window on the vehicle, before the driver shot him.

Following the shooting, the shooter drove down the street approximately 100 yards before stopping and calling 911.  The shooter surrendered to responding officers and voluntarily went to CMPD Headquarters to speak with detectives.

The District Attorney will decide if the shooter will be prosecuted based on the evidence and facts of the case.   The suspect will not be identified unless he is charged with a crime.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective James is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.