3 men charged in weekend shootout with police

3 men charged in weekend shootout with police

Credit: CMPD

(L--R) Ramar Crump, Warren Lewis and Jamel Lewis

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 8:22 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Three men have been charged in connection to a shootout with Charlotte-Mecklenburg police on Sunday morning.

Police charged Ramar Crump, Warren Lewis and Jamel Lewis with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon intent to kill, two counts of assault with a firearm on a government official and possession of firearm by convicted felon.

Police said they received a call that people were sitting in a car at City North Business Center at 1800 N. Tryon Street, loading guns.

When officers arrived and got out of their patrol cars, the three men in the car starting shooting at them, according to a statement from CMPD.

CMPD officers returned fire and the car took off.  No one was injured in the shooting.

Other officers spotted the car on N. Tryon Street and tried to stop it, but ended up chasing it into Cabarrus County. The chased ended with the help of Cabarrus County sheriff’s deputies on Hwy. 49 near Buffalo Hills Drive, and the car’s occupants were taken into custody.

CMPD said in the statement that two guns were found in the car.

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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