CMPD: Former Employee Charged For Armed Robbery Of North Charlotte Business, 3 Victims Shot

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A former employee of a north Charlotte business was arrested and charged after a robbery Monday night where three people were shot and taken to the hospital, police say.

Officers say the shooting occurred just after 10 p.m. at Fish House North off North Tryon Street in Charlotte.

Detectives determined the suspect, 46-year-old Robert Barringer, had been recently fired from the business, when he showed up to Fish House North on July 26th wearing a black hooded jacket covering his head and mask and waited for one of the victims to open the door.

As the victim came to the front door and asked to see the suspects face, police say the suspect declined and grabbed the door attempting to get inside.

Officers say once the suspect entered the business, he pulled out a gun and shot the first victim before shooting two other victims.

The suspect then demanded money and property belonging to the business, before fleeing the scene on foot, according to police.

Police say all three gunshot victims were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following the incident.

Officers say after speaking with victims and reviewing video surveillance, they determined Barringer was the suspect and issued warrants for his arrest.

On July 28th, officers located and arrested Barringer and charged him with three counts of Assault with Deadly Weapon With Intent To Kill And Inflict And Inflict Serious Injury, three counts of Robbery With A Dangerous Weapon, three counts of Shooting Into An Occupied Property, First Degree Kidnapping, and Firearm by Felon for his involvement.

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Robert Barringer

The investigation into this case remains active and ongoing.

Police ask anyone with more information to call Detective Pressley at 704-432-2169 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.