CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police shot and killed a man late Wednesday night who they say shot at officers esrlier this week in west Charlotte.
Police had been searching for Devaron Wilburn since Monday night, when they said he fired on officers near Johnson C. Smith University.
Patrol officers responded to the Intown Suites in the 7700 block of North Tryon Street Wednesday night after receiving a call that Wilburn had been spotted there. When they arrived, they said they saw Wilburn enter a room on the third floor of the motel.
Police evacuated nearby residents and called in the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team. Officers called the room and spoke to a female who voluntarily came out. Police said they saw Wilburn in the room and tried to convince him to surrender peacefully, but that he refused.
That’s when they said Wilburn presented a weapon at officers.
CMPD said Officer David Michaud, a VCAT member, shot Wilburn in the stomach. He was rushed to Carolinas Medical Center where he died a short time later.
“We continued to call into the room to have conversations with Mr. Wilburn at which time he uttered several statements and refused to come out of the room,” said Chief Rodney Monroe.
No officers were hurt.
Officer Michaud has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the shooting investigation, which is standard procedure in any officer-involved shooting. He has been a member of CMPD since 1994.