CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police charged a man after a Tuesday incident involving a gun.
Police say 29-year-old Deaquan Glenn Sherard committed several crimes, including:
- Attempted Murder
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Government Official (2x)
- Firearm by Felon
- Carry Concealed Gun
- Resist Public Officer
- Damage to Property
Officers responded to calls regarding the incident Tuesday around 6:30 a.m. near 8700 University Executive Park Dr. in the University City area. Officers said Sherard was armed with a gun and suffering from a mental health crisis.
A physical struggle ensued, and Sherard shot himself in the leg, according to the police report. He was then tased, arrested, and the gun was seized and transported to an area medical center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Detectives have learned that prior to the incident on University Executive Park Drive, someone shot into the Bank of America building and ATM located at 8551 North Tryon Street. The building was unoccupied at the time. Evidence collected at the scene revealed that Sherard was the shooter.
A Crisis-Intervention Team was among the departments that responded to the scene and no officers were injured.