EDITOR’S NOTE: This report has been updated.
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Two Charlotte residents face charges in connection with a shooting in Statesville on Thursday morning.
The Statesville Police Department announced Friday that Tahliya Amari Mitchell, 18, of Perimeter Station Drive, Charlotte, is charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury, Assault by Pointing a Gun, Simple Assault, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Discharging a Firearm in City Limits.
Jaheim Tavares Vandiver, 21, of Kilcullen Drive, Charlotte, is charged with Possession of a Firearm by Felon and Aid and Abet Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury.
The charges are related to a shooting in the 300 block of Vernon Lane in Statesville. Authorities did not release details about the shooting, other than to say the shooting victim had provided a description of the assailant’s and the suspect vehicle.
The suspects were apprehended by Iredell County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department following a pursuit that ended in a crash, according to Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell. Deputies also recovered a handgun suspected of being used in a shooting in Statesville on Thursday, authorities said.
On Thursday morning, deputies were notified by Iredell County Emergency Communications personnel that two individuals were possibly involved in a domestic altercation while traveling on Interstate 77. Deputies responded to the area and located the vehicle. After deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, Vandiver continued to drive south on Interstate 77, Campbell said in a news release.
Deputies subsequently learned that the suspect vehicle had been involved in a shooting in Statesville, the sheriff added.
As the pursuit continued, the driver turned off at exit 31 and traveled onto Langtree Road, where a handgun was thrown from the vehicle, according to the news release. Additional deputies who were dispatched to that area of Langtree Road retrieved the handgun, Campbell said.
The driver subsequently returned to I-77 and then turned off at Exit 18 onto W.T. Harris Boulevard. As the vehicle approached the intersection of Perimeter Parkway and Reames Road in Charlotte, the vehicle crashed into a divided median and hit a set of bushes, Campbell said.
The driver of the vehicle fled and a foot pursuit began, and ICSO deputies and members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department established a perimeter in the area, according to the news release.
Deputy M. Sharpe located the driver, Vandiver, and arrested him without incident, and Deputy S. Zalepka arrested a passenger, identified as Tahliya Amari Mitchell, 18, of Perimeter Station Drive Charlotte.
Vandiver and Mitchell were transported to the Iredell County Detention Center.
Vandiver was charged with Felony Flee to Elude Arrest with a Motor Vehicle, Misdemeanor Aggressive Driving, Misdemeanor Speeding, Misdemeanor Expired Registration, Misdemeanor Driving with License Revoked, Misdemeanor Resisting Public Officer, Infraction Unsafe Lane Change and Infraction Fail to Stop at Sign or Flash Red Light. Magistrate Imes ordered Vandiver held without bond.
Mitchell was charged with Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana and Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia. Magistrate Imes issued Mitchell a $1,000 secured bond.
They were later charged in the shooting on Vernon Lane, according to the SPD.