Officer Involved Incident at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center
MOORESVILLE, NC – On Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at approximately 3:44 a.m.,
Mooresville Police Department (MPD) Officers received a call from Lake Norman Regional
Medical Center (LNRMC) regarding an individual who advised hospital staff he was planning to
do harm to himself in his vehicle in the facility parking lot. LNRMC security observed the
individual put a firearm in his pocket before he exited to the facility.
Upon arriving on scene, MPD Officers observed the individual in the facility parking lot outside
his vehicle holding a firearm. Officers issued multiple commands to drop the firearm. The
individual initially complied, placing the firearm on the ground. The individual then picked up
the firearm and posed a threat to the Officers. Officers immediately responded to the threat with
one service weapon being discharged five times. The individual sustained multiple injuries.
Officers immediately rendered lifesaving aid and transferred the individual to the care of
Robert William Berry, 56 of Mooresville, succumbed to the sustained injuries while receiving
professional medical care. Per standard protocol, the involved MPD Officer was immediately
placed on administrative leave pending further investigation. The North Carolina State Bureau of
Investigation is investigating this incident simultaneously with an administrative investigation by