by: Elsa Gillis, WSOCTV.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police are investigating after they said a security guard shot a man at a north Charlotte motel overnight.
Investigators told Eyewitness News that two women asked a security guard for help after they said a man assaulted them inside one of the motel rooms.
Officers were called to the Travel Inn on Reagan Drive just after 1 a.m. after they said the security guard confronted the man in question in the parking lot, but that led to a fight between the two men, resulting in the security guard shooting the man.
Police have not said whether the guard will face charges, or if the man who was shot will be charged for the alleged assault.
The security guard works for Signal 88.
The company said he's currently registered, as required as an armed guard with the state's Private Protective Services Board with the gun he used Friday morning.
He could still face charges.
"A security guard in North Carolina has no other powers than a normal citizen, other than he has received training in the use of deadly force," retired police supervisor and PPSB member Bud Cesena said. "Was someone in imminent threat of serious bodily harm or death? Those are the questions that the (district attorney’s) office will have to make a decision on."