CMPD: 3-Year-Old Shot And Killed In Southwest Charlotte, Father Charged

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A three-year-old has been shot and killed in southwest Charlotte, police have charged the child’s father.

Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department responded to an assault with a deadly weapon with injury call to O’Hara Drive just before 10 a.m. on Friday. Upon arrival, officers say they located 3-year-old Jackson Truitt suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. The child was pronounced deceased at the hospital, according to CMPD.


Police say, they quickly made contact with the child’s father, 36-year-old Richard Truitt, and other family members that were at the home. Truitt and the family members went to the police department to speak with detectives. After being interviewed, Truit was arrested and transported to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

He is charged with involuntary manslaughter and failure to secure firearm from a minor.

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