07-09-2019 | 11:30 AM | CHARLOTTE,NC UPDATE: Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit have charged a second suspect, Kiara Monique Murphy, DOB: 07/06/1993, for her involvement in this case.

As a result of continued investigation into this case, Murphy was identified as a suspect.  On July 10, 2019, members of the CMPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) located Murphy.  She was transported to police headquarters and interviewed by Homicide Unit detectives.  At the conclusion of the interview, Murphy was subsequently transported to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and charged with Murder, Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery.This is an active and ongoing investigation.

ORIGINAL: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating an officer-involved shooting involving members of the Pineville Police Department that occurred in the 9700 block of South Boulevard.  This location is in the Steele Creek Division.

On Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at 11:32 a.m., the communication centers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the Pineville Police Department began receiving multiple calls in reference to an armed robbery at the Steak ‘n Shake restaurant located at 9700 South Boulevard.  Officers with both jurisdictions responded to the scene.  Officers with the Pineville Police Department arrived first and encountered an armed suspect inside the business.  During the encounter, at least one Pineville Police Department officer perceived an imminent, lethal threat and discharged a firearm, striking the suspect.

Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department arrived shortly thereafter and began working to secure the scene and attend to the wounded.  An employee of the restaurant, who sustained an apparent gunshot wound from the suspect, was pronounced deceased on scene by MEDIC.  A second victim was transported by MEDIC to Atrium Health’s Carolina’s Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.  Detectives are currently working to determine the source of the gunfire and the circumstances that injured the second victim.

MEDIC also transported the suspect to Atrium Health’s Carolina’s Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Homicide Unit detectives responded to the scene to canvass the area and to conduct the investigation.  Crime Scene Search responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence.  Representatives of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Homicide Prosecution Team, Victim Services, CFD, MEDIC, and Operations Command also responded to the scene.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is the lead agency on the criminal investigation.  Pineville Police Department will conduct its own internal investigation.  Any questions concerning the identities of the officers involved and their personnel history should be directed to the Pineville Police Department.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/

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