Man, juvenile arrested after fatal shooting connected to alleged fight at Monroe mall

Man, juvenile arrested after fatal shooting connected to alleged fight at Monroe mall
Bryant Russell (Source: Monroe Police Department)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A man and a juvenile have been charged in connection with a fatal shooting that happened hours after an alleged fight at a Monroe mall.

The shooting happened around 6 p.m. Monday on Maurice Street. Police arrived at what appeared to be a crime scene and later learned that 23-year-old Terrence Russell had been taken to Atrium Union Hospital in a personal vehicle.

Officers said Terrence Russell had been shot multiple times and died at the hospital.

On Monday (March 1) at approximately 6:10 p.m., Monroe Police Officers responded to the 600 block of Maurice Street in...

Posted by Monroe Police Department on Tuesday, March 2, 2021

During the investigation, investigators found out the shooting stemmed from a fight that happened at Monroe Crossing Mall earlier around 4 p.m.

Police say they believe Terrence Russell, along with Bryant Russell and an unnamed juvenile, went to the Maurice Street location looking for someone who had allegedly been involved in the mall confrontation. Officers say the trio attempted to pull a passenger from another vehicle with guns drawn.

The driver of that vehicle also pulled a handgun and fired, striking Terrence Russell. The vehicle then drove away as Bryant Russell and the juvenile fired at it, police say.

Bryant Russell and the unnamed juvenile were arrested Wednesday and charged with first degree kidnapping and assault with a weapon with intent to kill, among other charges.

The driver of the vehicle who fired the shots at the trio is not facing any charges as of the time this report was published.

Around 7 p.m., police responded to another shooting in Monroe on Icemorelee Street, which officers believe was in retaliation for the earlier shooting.

A person was taken to the hospital from that scene with non-life-threatening injuries. That shooting is still under investigation.

Anyone with information should call Lt. Morton with the Monroe Police Department at 704-282-4700. Union County Crimestoppers offers a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to arrest.

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