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911 Calls released after 2 officers, 10-year-old girl shot

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Brandon Brewer transferred from police headquarters to the Mecklenburg County Jail early Monday morning Brandon Brewer transferred from police headquarters to the Mecklenburg County Jail early Monday morning
Brandon Brewer (Source: Mecklenburg County Jail) Brandon Brewer (Source: Mecklenburg County Jail)

The man accused of shooting a 10-year-old girl and two police officers in north Charlotte Sunday afternoon has been transferred to the Mecklenburg County jail and is being held on more than $1 million bond.

On Tuesday, officials released the 911 calls made about the incident.

Twenty-seven-year-old Brandon Jamorris Brewer was arrested around 4 p.m. Sunday and was questioned about the shootings until he was transferred to jail around 5:30 a.m. on Monday morning.

Officers were initially called to Kingville Drive around 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon to the report of a domestic incident. A woman called 911 and advised that her boyfriend tried to attack her.

When they arrived, the officers could not find the woman who called police.

Around 3:24 pm, officers got a call from the same address say that a man left a home there firing a shotgun into the neighborhood.

In the 911 call, a woman tells the dispatcher that a female neighbor seemed to be arguing with her boyfriend and asked to use the caller's phone as she pulled up to her house.

"She was like 'ma'am can I please use your phone cause he got a gun and he threatened to shoot me and my daughter,'" the caller said, "So he told me, he was like 'go in the house,  you better not let her use your phone.'"

She said Brewer then pulled out the gun and shot in her direction. "He shot it towards my direction. I don't know, he just aimed it and shot. I have my two kids with me," she told the dispatcher.

The caller told the dispatcher that Brewer then walked across the street.

After that, a third call came in.

"There's this dude that live across the street. He just came over here with a shotgun. He just started shooting and my little sister, I don't know, something fired and I'm guessing the glass cut her face," the third caller said.

The little sister, 10-year-old Shanise Laney, was struck in the face with pellets from the shotgun. According to the caller, Brewer had asked the children for a cigarette or a cigar.

"He came over here, he asked did we have a cigarette or anything and we told him 'no' and he got mad. He pulled out his shotgun and he started shooting," the caller said.

The three children in the home hid in the bathroom until police showed up. Then, Shanise was rushed to the hospital.

WBTV spoke with the 10-year-old on Monday. Click here for the full story.

Two police officers were also shot when they arrived at the scene.

According to investigators, officers Kevin Stafford and Eric Bojaj were injured when they were shot during the incident.

WBTV has learned that one officer was hit by shotgun pellets in his left arm. The other officer suffered a couple of bird shots to the face and elbow.

Both were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries. Both officers have since been released and are home recovering from their injuries.

"The CMPD is grateful for the overwhelming community support that was displayed following the shooting," officials told WBTV.

Members of Charlotte's SWAT team were called to the scene for a short time. SWAT Team negotiators were able to convince Brewer to surrender and he was taken into custody around 4 p.m.

CMPD officials say no officers fired any shots during the incident.

Neighbors told WBTV that they heard several shots being fired in the area. One witness told WBTV that she heard four shots, then silence, and another three shots.

Officer Stafford has been a member of the CMPD since August 2011 and Officer Bojaj since January 2010. Both officers are currently assigned to patrol in the North Tryon Division.

Monday morning, Brewer was hit with 21 charges stemming from the shootings.

The charges include three counts of attempted murder, three counts of assault with a firearm on a law enforcement officer, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, six counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, two counts of damage to property, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, assault by pointing a gun and discharging a firearm within the city limits.

According to court documents, Brewer has been in trouble with the law in the past in Mecklenburg County.

He was convicted on three counts of armed robbery in 2006 and one count of assault with a deadly weapon from 2005, in Mecklenburg County.

He served around eight and a half years in prison for those crimes and was released in 2012, according to records. He would have been under supervised post release and required to check in with a supervisor for nine months after leaving prison.

He was last arrested in Charlotte in March 2014 for assaulting a female and interfering with 911. Court papers show the woman said she was Brewer's girlfriend and they shared the same home on Kingville Drive. They also have a small child. The criminal charges were dismissed by the District Attorney's Office.

The goal is to reduce recidivism and help former inmates attain employment and connect with the community.

WBTV sat down with Myra Clark, Executive Director of the Center for Community Transitions. Clark deals with inmates like Brewer everyday and says they face an uphill battle once released. 

"A lot of people don't make the choice, they still have the same playmates, the same playgrounds and are doing some of the very same things," Clark says. 

The choice, Clark says, is key for transitioning inmates who want to turn their lives around. Clark believes Brewer may not have made that decision.

"It makes me sad that he didn't make that choice. And it makes me sad for the people that were injured," Clark says. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.

Detective Fitch is the lead detective assigned to the case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/. 

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