Assault on a Child Investigation in the Central Division

Published on June 04, 2023


Assault on a Child Investigation in the Central Division 


Charlotte, N.C. – (Sunday,June4, 2023) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Central Division are conducting an investigation near the intersection of W Summit Ave and S Tryon St in Central Division.

Shortly after 11:41 a.m., officers responded to an assault on a child call for service near this address. 


Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim’s mother who reported that her 1-year-old had just been punched in the face by an unknown man. 


Officers were quickly able to take the suspect into custody due to the assistance of bystanders and witnesses. The suspect was identified as Rico Limon Williams, DOB 12/10/1996, who is being charged with Assault on a Child Under 12.


The 1-year-old victim was transported to Levine Children’s hospital where the child was treated and released.


The investigation into this case is active and ongoing. As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD’s Public Affairs Office. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS.  The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or  For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20230604-1141-02. 





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