Repo Man Shot in Rolling Shootout in Charlotte

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Charlotte, NC – August 9, 2012 – A repossession lead to a car chase with a high powered rifle being fired multiple times at the Repo Men through the streets of Charlotte this morning.

Two Repo Men were chased down and one shot during a repossession Thursday morning at 3:30 a.m. Police report that two Repo Men had taken possession of a a car along Barcliff Drive, when the owners of the car stormed out of the house where the car was parked.

Heated words were exchanged, and the Men jumped into their tow truck with the car attached and fled with the two people who owned the repossessed vehicle chasing right behind them.

Police report that the suspects then pulled out a high-powered  rifle, and began shooting at the Repo Men during the chase down Billy Graham Parkway when the car became dislodged, and fell off the back of the tow truck.

Reportedly, the suspects continued to chase the tow truck all the way down to SouthPark Mall.

At some point in the chase, the driver of the tow truck was shot twice in the shoulder.

Officers arrived at the scene and spotted the suspect vehicle, pulled them  over and arrested them.

Police recovered the rifle and will reportedly be charging at least one of the men with assault with a deadly weapon as well as other potential charges.

The Repo Men’s tow truck continued on, until finally stopping at the parking lot of a Walgreens along Morrison Boulevard.

Medics transported the driver and police report that the injuries were not lie threatening and believe he should recover.

 

See the update: Charlotte Shooter, Victim and Repo Company Identified

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6 thoughts on “Repo Man Shot in Rolling Shootout in Charlotte

  1. Bonnie – It sounds as though you have personal knowledge of this. Short of ESP, there is no way for any of us to report it any other way than as we read and hear of it. Your corrections are appreciated and if anyone knows of an event that needs correction, please let us know either before we post something or as soon as possible. We want to get the facts straight, but can”t do it without some help.

  2. The media rushed to report this story with no actual facts as is typical with the media. Almost everything they printed was fiction. There were no heated words exchanged. The agent had removed the unit from the property & was in the process of hooking back to it after dropping it to pick it up from the other end a few houses down the road. The debtor’s father then came out pumping a shotgun. The agent saw the gun and took off. There was nothing illegal about the agents actions. This man did not give the agent a chance to “calmly talk to him”. The father and son of the debtor (not the owners) chased the agent and attempted to kill the agent and his girlfriend (not another repo man) that was in the truck as well. They came to an intersection they could not get through & the men pulled up beside them and opened fire into the passenger side.. If she had not curled up in a ball on the floor of the truck she would have been killed. The driver dropped the car intentionally while driving down the road to try to get them to back off, but they were out for blood…not the car. There was no “shootout” as reported because the driver was unarmed. So in response to “Russ” This is a professional and trained repossessor & thanks for the concern.

  3. I do this for a living. Nothing the men did was “illegal” @Russ–Know what you are talking about before you comment.

  4. Did anyone notice that this was an illegal repossession:

    “the owners of the car stormed out of the house where the car was parked. Heated words were exchanged, and the Men jumped into their tow truck with the car attached and fled with the two people who owned the repossessed vehicle chasing right behind them.”

    If these guys were professional they would have calmly talked the debtor out of the car or left the scene to try again another time. This is another example of what you get when you hire people who don’t know what they are doing to do your repossessions.

    It’s terrible that someone shot a person over a repossession but the whole incident would have been avoided if a professionally trained and experienced repossessor was used. (Of course it costs more to hired someone like that – someone whose been trained, has experience, knows the laws and isn’t going to go out of business or not be paid if he doesn’t repo that car right now)

  5. Why is this even a question? People please don’t believe what you watch on these stupid staged repossession shows. Repo agents are doing their jobs and it can be a dangerous one. People need to read the contract before they buy a car. It’s all in there. If you don’t pay for it, they can come get it. Repo agents are mistreated by everyone and they are underpaid for the job they do. He shot him for doing his job!

  6. reportedly be charging at least one of the men with assault with a deadly weapon. What don’t they understand here!! a man was hit twice, bullets pierced flesh! For crying out loud!! Call it what it is, ATTEMPTED MURDER. This guy should be made an example of, here we go again with these stupid repo shows and folks thinking it’s okay to shoot repo men. Something needs to be done, here’s a good place to start

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