Update: Eight Officers Shot, Four Officers Killed During Investigation

Published on April 30, 2024

Charlotte, N.C. – (Tuesday, April 30, 2024) – Today, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department provided an update on Monday’s tragic attack on law enforcement officers in the North Tryon Division. CMPD Chief Johnny Jennings released the names and conditions of the four CMPD officers wounded in the incident. U.S. Marshals Service Director Ronald Davis released the identity of the fourth officer killed in the line of duty.


Deputy U.S. Marshal Thomas Weeks died in the hospital from his gunshot wound injuries. He was a 13-year veteran of the U.S. Marshals Office. CMPD Officer Christopher Tolley, hired in May of 2006, underwent surgery to treat his gunshot wound injuries and remains in the hospital in stable condition.  CMPD Officer Michael Giglio, hired in February of 2021, was treated for gunshot wound injuries and released from the hospital Monday.  CMPD Officer Jack Blowers, hired in February of 2023, was also treated for his gunshot wound injuries and was released from the hospital Monday. CMPD Officer Justin Campbell, hired in June of 2020, sustained injuries resulting in a broken foot. Officer Campbell was treated and released from the hospital Tuesday morning.


CMPD was joined at a press conference this morning by the U.S. Marshals Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Western District, Governor Roy Cooper, Attorney General Josh Stein, Mayor Vi Lyles and the City of Charlotte.


CMPD’s Crime Scene Investigation Unit and detectives worked through the night processing the crime scene in the 5000 block of Galway Drive in the North Tryon Division. During the investigation, a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle, 40-caliber handgun and additional magazines and ammo for both weapons were recovered on scene.


Two females inside the residence were brought in on Monday, April 29, to be interviewed by detectives. They are fully cooperating with the investigation. Detectives are not looking for any additional suspects or persons of interest. 


Preliminary information indicates that 12 CMPD officers fired their service weapon. All 12 of those officers are on paid, administrative leave. As is standard procedure with any officer involved shooting, the CMPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau will conduct a separate but parallel investigation.


The officers involved in yesterday’s shooting incident are a part of the Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force (CRFTF), which began operations in January of 2018.  The task force is the newest Regional Fugitive Task Force of the U.S. Marshals Office and is compromised of the following agencies: Atrium Health, Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Department of Homeland Security – HIS, the Department of Justice ATF, Gaston County Police Department, Gastonia Police Department, Huntersville Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, Monroe Police Department, Mooresville Police Department, North Carolina Department of Adult Correction, Statesville Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office and the York County Sheriff’s Office.


The investigation into this incident is being conducted by the CMPD’s Homicide Unit. This is an active and ongoing investigation.


As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD’s Public Affairs Office.  For additional information in reference to this case, please refer to the report: 20240429-1333-00.




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