CMPD: Homeowner shoots, kills man after attempted armed robbery

CMPD: Homeowner shoots, kills man after attempted armed robbery
Don Antonio Morrison (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department)
Don Antonio Morrison (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - One man is dead and another in jail after Charlotte Mecklenburg Police say they robbed a man in northwest Charlotte on Monday evening.

According to officers, the man who was robbed said he pulled out his personal gun after he was pistol whipped by the suspect and shot him.

The robbery was reported just after 9:00 p.m. on the on Jordans Pond Lane, according to the police reports.

The robbery victim told police that he was standing outside his home when two men came up to him armed with a firearm, forced him into his home and demanded money.

The man was pistol whipped by the suspects with the firearm.

While they were inside the home, the man was able to get his personal firearm and shoot the suspect, police say.

Running from the home, police say the suspect returned fire but the victim was not hit. However, a stray bullet hit the house across the street but no one was injured.

Police say the suspect left in a vehicle.

That vehicle was spotted shortly after on West WT Harris Boulevard near McCullough Drive driving erratically.

When police tried to pull the men over, one of them jumped out.

Officers noticed the man had been shot and medics were called to take him to Carolinas Medical Center.

The man, identified as Darlanski Lamar Sherrill, 22, died as a result of his injuries.

Police were able to pull the driver of the car over and take him in to be interviewed.

Don Antonio Morrison, 34, is charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Police say that Sherrill was shot by the robbery victim on Jordans Pond Lane.

Police say the driver of the vehicle was en-route to the hospital when officers spotted the vehicle.

The case will be reviewed by the district attorney's office to determine if any additional charges will be filed.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.

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