Police: Man surrenders, facing charges in east Charlotte SWAT standoff

Police: Man surrenders, facing charges in east Charlotte SWAT standoff
(Taylor Verrico/WBTV)
(Taylor Verrico/WBTV)
(Taylor Verrico/WBTV)
(Taylor Verrico/WBTV)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The man that was taken into custody during a SWAT standoff in an east Charlotte neighborhood Sunday has been identified, police said.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, 48-year-old Omar Franklin fired a gun near his girlfriend's head around 7:46 a.m. in the 7600 block of Holly Grove Court.

Upon arrival, police said Franklin refused to come outside and then barricaded himself inside a townhouse.

Officers then evacuated neighbors during their investigation as precaution, CMPD said. The SWAT team and negotiators were called to the scene to assist officers and set up a perimeter, police said.

CMPD tweeted at 12:16 p.m. that Franklin had been taken into custody. According to police, Franklin surrendered without incident.

Police said Franklin will be facing charges in this incident.

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