Person killed in shooting at south Charlotte McDonald’s identified
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, the shooting took place in the parking lot of McDonald’s on South Boulevard around 8:30 p.m. on Monday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A 30-year-old was killed in a shooting Monday night at a south Charlotte McDonald’s.
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, the shooting took place in the parking lot of McDonald’s on South Boulevard around 7:45 p.m. on Monday. A man, later identified by authorities as 30-year-old Antonio Devin Brimmer, was pronounced dead at the scene.
CMPD says there was some sort of fight at the restaurant. Both Brimmer and the shooter had guns, and at some point the other person shot and killed the victim.
It’s unclear what prompted the fight or why a gun was pulled. A department spokesperson said he is not aware of any evidence showing Brimmer fired his gun.
Police cannot confirm whether it was a McDonald’s employee who was shot and killed. A department spokesperson said Tuesday morning the shooter is in custody. The person’s identity was not yet known.
The department released a statement Tuesday afternoon reading:
All persons involved in this case have been identified and interviewed. The investigation will continue and upon completion, the case will be prepared and presented to the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office for review
The department did not announce any arrest.
The department’s incident report says Brimmer didn’t know the shooter.
Mazen Tuta, a nearby business manager, said the area has been struggling with crime and his business is investing in security.
“I mean violence is not the answer to anything. I mean, they should live with each other,” Tuta said. “I’m telling you, this place, this area changed. We have so many problems with the people around here at night. And we’re going to do a fence next week too. We’re going to put in a fence.”
Tuta’s concern about crime was echoed by Starmount Neighborhood resident Steve Wright.
Wright said he is looking for the city to help.
“Just the understanding that there are some people over here who really want some help when it comes to that. We don’t all have the answers, that’s what they get paid for,” he said.
“And to really put their heads together and try to figure out what to do whether it’s police patrolling at night or just a presence. Not really leave it up to a business to have that security around because obviously they’re not doing it.”
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