Meck County DA: CMPD Officer Justified In Deadly August Officer Involved Shooting

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The Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday announced CMPD Officer John Juhasz was justified in using deadly force against Delano Williams on August 2, 2019.

According to the DA’s report submitted to Chief Putney, a review of body-worn camera footage, witness statements and physical evidence all support Officer Juhasz’s belief that Williams posed an “imminent threat of great bodily harm or death,” which led to the deadly use of force.

The report also states that Officer Juhasz’s actions likely saved the life of one the victims being held against their will inside the Ernest Russell Court home.

No charges will be filed related to the shooting death of Delano Williams.

To view the District Attorney’s full report, click here: DA Releases Findings In Delano Williams Death Investigation

Original Story (August 5, 2019):

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CMPD has released the 911 calls from a deadly officer-involved shooting that resulted from a domestic disturbance, in which a woman was shot, in north Charlotte on August 2nd.

You can listen to the calls below. WARNING: The calls may contain content that some may find disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.

Police responded to a domestic call around 8pm Thursday, August 1st at a home on Ernest Russell Court.  The suspect however, had already left the scene when police arrived.

Shortly after midnight on Friday, just a few hours after the initial call was place, CMPD says they received another call from the same address where a woman stated that her father, Delano Williams, was armed with a gun. The 911 operator subsequently heard gunshots while on the phone with the female caller, according to reports.

The female caller also stated that her mother and aunt were still in the residence and her father was pointing a gun at her aunt.

CMPD officers responded to the scene again and heard gunshots coming from inside the residence upon their arrival.

A woman came out after being shot in the leg, and said her brother-in-law shot her, and believed he was going to kill her sister.

A short time later, police say Officer John Juhasz encountered Williams and reportedly felt threatened so he fired his service weapon and shot him. Williams died at the hospital.

Officer Juhasz was hired on February 20, 2017 and assigned to the University City Division.  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, the officer has been placed on paid Administrative Leave.

Police say three teen-aged children were in the residence when the incident began, but all left the residence before police arrived.

The woman shot in the leg is expected to be okay.

This is an ongoing investigation.