Charges against guardians of minor in New York shooting at Romare Bearden Park dropped

CHARLOTTE (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Charges against two adults accused of contributing to the delinquency of a minor in a New Year's Eve shooting in Uptown have been dropped, according to Mecklenburg County court records obtained Thursday by Queen City News .

Court records from the dismissal decisions issued Wednesday say there is insufficient evidence that the defendants “willfully assisted a minor and that the State is unable to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt “. The charges were contributing to the delinquency of a minor and citations were initially issued to adults on New Year's Day.

Officers responded to calls about the shooting around 11:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve Sunday, where an initial investigation revealed a suspect fired several shots from a handgun into a crowd, striking five people.

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None of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries, CMPD said. Medic later said three of the victims were transported from Church Street and the other two from a location on Graham Street. All of the victims were shot below the knee, CMPD said. Among the victims shot were two teenage girls and a 43-year-old man, according to the police report.

Daevion Crawford, 19, of Charlotte, was identified as a suspect and later charged with five counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. He was being held on $1 million bail.

Several suspects, including 11 unidentified minors, were taken into custody that night. Six parents and guardians were also summoned.

Two firearms were seized during the incident, according to the police report. Three CMPD officers also reportedly suffered minor injuries during the chaos.

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