Town of Mooresville Officer Involved Shooting UPDATE


MOORESVILLE, NC – On Sunday, August 2 at 9:30 p.m., officers responded to 226 Heritage Place after an individual called 911 to report a domestic incident and an assault. The caller stated the male individual was still on scene, possibly armed, and had threatened suicide.

MPD officers arrived and encountered Christopher Kimmons Craven, 38, in front of the residence armed with a handgun. Officers were in uniform and immediately identified themselves as police officers. An initial dialogue was established, and officers gave multiple commands for Craven to show his hands. Craven then suddenly reached for the firearm from his waist and drew the weapon. Two officers discharged their weapons towards Craven. Officers administered medical care and performed CPR on Craven until Iredell County EMS took over. Medical efforts were unsuccessful, and Craven was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Per policy and protocol, both officers involved were placed on administrative leave. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation was requested to conduct the investigation and process the scene. This investigation is still active and ongoing.

Author: Margaret Beveridge