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4th victim in Beatties Ford shootout dies

Family members said Dairyon Stevenson died after he was taken off life support Tuesday. He was injured in a shootout on Beatties Ford Road early Monday morning.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A fourth person injured in a shootout along Beatties Ford Road in Charlotte late Sunday night has died Tuesday, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department confirms. 

According to CMPD, Dairyon Stevenson was taken off life support Tuesday morning. Stevenson is the fourth person to die as a result of the shooting that sent 11 others to the hospital. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said Monday that seven people were shot, including two people who died at the scene. Five others were injured when they were hit by vehicles driving away from the chaos. 

Neighbors in the Beatties Ford corridor joined together Monday for a silent march to honor the victims of the shooting.

A family member of Christopher Gleaton, one of the people who died, said the killings are senseless and something must be done to stop the violence that’s happening from within.                                                          

“We gotta deal with it in our community first before we try to address anybody else because it’s a serious problem,” said relative Raley Mark. "There’s crime all around but we as a community have to deal with what’s going on.”

Credit: Stevenson family
Dairyon Stevenson

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden said he was encouraged by neighbors coming together but wants to see more actions behind the words.

“What we’re talking about is something this community has seen far too many times and at some point, everybody needs to get involved and just take care of this,” Sheriff McFadden says.

So far, no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting. During a press conference Monday, CMPD said they believe upwards of 400 people were present, but no witnesses have come forward with information. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the anonymous Crime Stoppers tip line at 704-334-1600.

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