Update: Third suspect in Music Factory shooting charged

- Police charged three men in connection with a shooting at the NC Music Factory Friday night. Five people were shot in that shooting.

Officers responded to a call for an assault with a deadly weapon around 10:00 p.m. at the 800 block of Hamilton Street. When officers arrived they found a woman and two men in the parking lot who had been shot. The victims were taken to CMC Main with potentially life threatening injuries. Reports say one victim was shot in the leg and another victim was shot in the face. 

A witness told Fox 46 one victim ran into VBGB covered in blood.

Saturday morning, police said they charged Chris Ardrey, Cario Davis, and Jason Farmer. Farmer was one of the men shot Friday night.

Officers say they responded to another call for an assault with a deadly weapon a short time later at the intersection of Spring Street and Callahan Street. Officers found a man in a car suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Officers say the man drove himself to that location from Hamilton Street.

Medic took the victim to CMC with non-life threatening injuries. Officers were told about a fifth victim who drove himself to Presbyterian Hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Police later identified the five victims as Temesgen Ghebrekristos, 24, Darcy Quan, 23, Rusty McDowell, 23, Jason Farmer, 19, and an unidentified 34 year old man. All of their injuries were listed as serious in the police report and no condition updates have been provided.

Officers found a car leaving the NC Music Factory and conducted a traffic stop. The subjects in the car were detained and weapons were found inside the car. Detectives say they are interviewing the subjects to find out who was involved in the shooting.

Police say information gathered on scene showed that there was an argument that started inside Queen City Underground between several people. Police say a suspect began shooting at others then left and continued shooting. Police responded in reference to an assault with a deadly weapon. Five victims were hit by stray bullets, according to police.

Davis was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, possession of firearm by a convicted felon, possession of stolen firearm and alter or remove a serial number from firearm. Ardrey was charged with armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, possession of firearm by a convicted felon, possession of stolen firearm and alter or remove a serial number from firearm. Farmers was charged with six felony counts Thursday, September 17, after being released from the hospital for a gunshot wound.

Ardrey and Davis appeared in Court Monday. Their next court date will be September 23.

Detectives are continuing to interview witnesses on scene. This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Morales is the lead detective assigned to the case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600

 

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