Crime & Courts

An ICE agent shot and killed someone. It wasn’t related to immigration, officials say.

A woman was fatally stabbed in north Charlotte, and a man was shot to death outside Blue Olive Lounge in Ballantyne in south Charlotte early Saturday.
A woman was fatally stabbed in north Charlotte, and a man was shot to death outside Blue Olive Lounge in Ballantyne in south Charlotte early Saturday.

The federal agent who shot and killed someone outside a Charlotte bar early Saturday worked for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency confirmed Monday.

Donald Janvier, 30, ran into the agent with a car before the agent shot him outside the Tropix Bar and Lounge on North Tryon Street, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

ICE spokesperson Bryan Cox said the agent works for Homeland Security Investigations, which focuses on cross-border criminal activity including human trafficking, drug and weapons smuggling, and internet-based crimes.

The investigation at Tropix was not related to immigration, multiple officials confirmed.

The agent was treated for a hairline leg fracture at the hospital, Cox said. His name has not been released.

A gun was found in Janvier’s possession after he was shot, according to CMPD.

Homeland Security Investigations agents were working with North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement agents at Tropix, and one of the state alcohol officers was “covered in blood” after providing aid to Janvier, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations spokesperson Patty McQuillan said. That officer was not injured.

CMPD is investigating the shooting as a criminal matter, officials said, and the Department of Homeland Security is conducting an internal review.

Jane Wester: 704-358-5128, @janewester
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