Yesterday morning a shooting occurred inside the elevator of a popular hotel in Uptown Charlotte.
According to officials with CMPD, 3 men were arguing inside an elevator at the Epicenter’s AC Hotel. After a period of escalation, one of the men (not a guest of the hotel) pulled a gun out a wrestling match ensued. During the struggle, the suspect and one of the victims were shot.
CMPD officers were inside the hotel due to the post-CIAA tournament festivities and were able to quickly apprehend the suspect.
Soon after the shooting, police sent out the following tweet;
— CMPD News (@CMPD) March 3, 2019
Police charged 26-year-old David Monts with 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, and discharging a firearm in Charlotte city limits.
Monts is now awaiting trial in the Mecklenburg County Jail.