CHARLOTTE -- The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit announced Wednesday that homicide charges would not be brought against the man who shot a 17 year old at a gas station in March. 

  • Daquan Shannon, 17, was shot and killed at a Charlotte gas station in March.
  • Renard Armstrong, 20, was the shooter.
  • CMPD and the Mecklenburg DA's office have determined that it can not be proven Armstrong didn't act in self-defense. 

Renard Armstrong, 20, shot Daquan Shannon, 17, at the QT gas station on Central Avenue.



CMPD investigated the incident and determined that probable cause did not exist to charge Armstrong with the homicide.

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The District Attorney's office also reviewed the incident, examining witness statements and surveillance video, and determined that it could not be proven, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Armstrong did not act in self-defense. 

Additionally the DA's office has determined that further investigation into the matter would likely not yield any new evidence. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS.

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