Police: Man charged in uptown Charlotte armed robbery

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Updated mugshot of Reggie Pettus, arrest Sept. 18, 2018, Mecklenburg County Sheriff's office

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have arrested a man in connection to an armed robbery that happened in uptown Charlotte overnight. 

The suspect has been identified as Reggie Pettus, 22, police said. He has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm in the city, and possession of a stolen firearm. 

The robbery occurred around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 201 South College Street. 

According to police, a man was walking outside 201 S. College Street when another man, later identified as Pettus, robbed him of his personal belongings. A fight broke out and the victim was able to get some of his stolen items back, police said. 

Pettus then reportedly pointed a firearm at the victim before leaving the scene. The victim chose not to call 911 at that time, police said. At around 2:30 a.m., the victim realized that the suspect still had possession of his car keys so he could not leave the scene.

Pettus returned to the area where the victim was and shot the victim with a handgun, police said. Luckily, no one was injured. Pettus ran away into a nearby parking deck on 4th Street, police said. 

CMPD was able to locate Pettus a short time later in the area. He's currently being held at the Mecklenburg County Jail on multiple charges.