An 18-year-old Charlotte man with a lengthy arrest record faces numerous charges in connection with Wednesdays shooting of a woman who had stopped to intervene in a domestic dispute.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say Deandre White was arrested a short time after the shooting, which happened about 10 a.m. on West Sugar Creek Road at Glory Street. Mecklenburg County records show it is at least the 13th arrest for White in the last 2 1/2 years.
Police said a man was striking a woman beside a car that was stopped in the middle of the road when at least two people came over to help.
One of the Good Samaritans, a female, went to restrain the man. But police said the man reached for a gun in his waistband and fired it as the witnesses tried to back away.
The woman who had been restraining the suspect was shot in the leg. She was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Meanwhile, the suspect got back into his car with the woman he had been hitting and fled the scene. Officers spotted the vehicle a short time later near The Plaza and Wilann Drive but the suspect failed to pull over for police, and a pursuit ensued, police said. The female passenger was no longer in the car at that time.
The suspect was caught a short time later after authorities say he wrecked with a vehicle that had stopped on Hickory Grove Road near East W.T. Harris Boulevard. The suspect ran from the car and headed toward a gas station, where he was apprehended.
The suspect was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
White was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon; felony fleeing to elude arrest; reckless driving, hit and run; driving with no operators license; speeding; misdemeanor resisting a public officer; and possession of marijuana.
He is being held under $50,000 bond in a Mecklenburg County Jail and faces an initial court hearing at 1 p.m. Friday.
Police ask that anyone with additional information in the case contact Crime Stoppers, at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com.