2 Shot In Uptown Hotel Elevator During Post-CIAA Festivities

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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;

 

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.

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