Three Men Charged With University Area Robbery, Shooting

CHARLOTTE, NC — CMPD has charged three men they say shot and robbed a person in the University area Wednesday evening.

Around 7:47pm, police say a man taken to Atrium Health University City reported being shot in the right arm and then robbed by three black males. The victim said two of the suspects were armed with guns when the robbery occurred.

Authorities say the three men identified as suspects, Chaunquarius Robinson, Elijah Mingo, and Nijel Hitchcock, were all on electronic monitoring, which allowed investigators to place them in close proximity to the crime.

CMPD says the men were taken into custody and charged with the following crimes:

  • Robinson is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was recently incarcerated and released in February 2019. He has prior charges for larceny, possession of a firearm by a felon, stolen vehicle and discharging a weapon into an occupied property.
  • Mingo is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit a robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon inflicting serious injury, possession of a firearm by a felon, discharging a firearm in city limits, injury to property and resist/obstruct/delay. He was recently released from being incarcerated in January 2019. He has prior charges for breaking and/or entering and trafficking drugs.
  • Hitchcock is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit a robbery with a dangerous weapon and resist/obstruct/delay. He was recently incarcerated and released in March 2019. He has prior charges for larceny of vehicle, robbery with a dangerous weapon and a stolen firearm.

The suspects had reportedly been on electronic monitoring for about 90 days.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.