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11-07-2019 | 3:51 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC— On Thursday November 7, 2019 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police South Division officers responded the Maplecrest Townhomes on Paperbark Circle for a death investigation. The call for service came in at 3:51 p.m at 12151 Paperbark Circle

When officers located an adult male with apparent trauma inside of a residence. He was pronounced at the scene. Police say an altercation between a 45-year old homeowner and an “invited house guest” led to the deadly scene. Officers discovered the victim had multiple injuries related to trauma when the arrived. The victims name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Homicide Detectives responded to the scene and are currently canvassing the town house complex to determine whether there are any additional witnesses to this incident. One witness was transported to police headquarters for further questioning.

Police have a person of interest identified and say there is no present danger to the community. Crime Scene Search has responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence. This marks the 92nd homicide for 2019 for the city of Charlotte, North Carolina.

This is an ongoing, active investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Dudley is the lead detective assigned to the case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

11-03-2019 | 3:22 PM | PINEVILLE,NC— On Sunday November 3, 2019 at 3:22 p.m., Mecklenburg EMS Agency (MEDIC) & Pineville Fire Department responded to an equestrian accident at 12300 Downs Road in Pineville, North Carolina. A 911 call reported a person was riding a horse at My Farm Camps Experience when they knocked off the horse.

Sources say after the fall, the victim was then reportedly knocked unconscious after being kicked by the animal. The accident happened in a remote trail on the property. Due to the rough terrain on the trail and distance to the victim paramedics and firefighters were unable to access the incident with emergency vehicles.

Firefighters had to use a heavy duty “Stokes” Rescue basket to extract the victim. Firefighters had to carry the victim from the trail to the main horse farm property. Paramedics transported the injured victim to Atrium Health CMC Trauma Center with what are being considered non-life threatening injuries.

According to My Farm Camps Experience website the 21 acre property is home to birthday parties, summer camps, and Horseback and Trail Riding Lessons for adults and kids.

10-28-2019 | 1:26 AM | MASSAPEQUA PARK,NY—  In the overnight night hours of Monday October 28, 2019 Nassau County Police responded to reported shots fired in an upscale Massapequa Park neighborhood. At 1:25am Nassau County Seventh Precinct officers responded after 911 calls on Glengarrif Road.

NCPD Det. Vincent Garcia says officers discovered multiple shell casings in front of the home on Glengariff Road. Multiple bullet holes penetrated the home which police say was not the intended target. Police confirm more than a dozen shots were fired from a vehicle traveling down Glengarrif Road. They say the vehicle directed the gunfire towards the residene.

Nassau County Police officials say no of the occupants in the home were injured. The residents of the home were asleep at the time. Seventh Squad Detectives are reviewing home surveillance video from the house.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding the above incident to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or the Seventh Squad at 516-573-6753. All callers will remain anonymous.

10-20-2019 | 5:03 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC— Four shootings in a 48 hour period, two of them deadly, have brought Charlotte’s Homicide rate for 2019 to 88. Data shows that this year has been the deadliest year since 1995. Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Central Division Officers responded to a call for a shooting at 5:03 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2019, when officers located a male with a gunshot wound outside of the Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits.

A preliminary investigation has revealed that a verbal altercation between the victim and a group of patrons inside the restaurant occurred prior to the shooting. CMPD confirms the altercation spilled out into the parking lot where shots were fired. Ronnie Lamont Franklin, 33, was fatally shot in the parking lot. The suspects fled in a newer model Nissan Rogue on West Boulevard towards Interstate 77 away from the Charlotte. Following the shooting, an all too familiar site unfolded as crime tape covered the restaurant parking lot.

Crime Scene technicians were photographing an area where the victim was pronounced dead by Mecklenburg County EMS paramedics. Detectives with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are interviewing witness and reviewing surveillance video from inside the fast-food establishment. “There’s not a number we’re okay with, less is always better. Unless we have a year where there is zero homicides, we’re not going to be satisfied with our work,” said CMPD Maj. Ryan Butler.

The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this most recent homicide can call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

10-18-2019 | 12:20 AM | CHARLOTTE,NC— Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Major Crash Investigation Unit are conducting an investigation into a collision involving a pedestrian which occurred on South Tryon Street near Carowinds Boulevard. On Friday, October 18, 2019, at around 12:20 a.m., officers received information describing a suspect who was breaking into the Gas-N-Go gas station at 13209 Carowinds Boulevard, which is in the Steele Creek Division.

When officers arrived, they located a suspect matching the description which had been provided to them, and this suspect refused to stop and fled on foot. While the suspect was fleeing from officers, the suspect crossed South Tryon Street in an unlit area not marked for pedestrian crossing and was struck by a 2016 BMW X3. He was transported to the hospital by MEDIC with life-threatening injuries.

Detectives with the Major Crash Investigation Unit responded to the scene to conduct an investigation. The driver of the BMW was screened for impairment and none was detected. The driver was released from the scene and no charged were filed.

The motor vehicle collision remains under investigation, and anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Oberer with the Major Crash Investigations Unit at 704-432-2169 or leave the information anonymously with Crime Stoppers by calling 704-334-1600 or visiting the website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

Detectives in the Steele Creek Division are conducting an investigation into the breaking and entering of the Gas-N-Go where the window to the front door had been broken. The Internal Affairs Bureau will also conduct a separate, internal investigation to determine whether CMPD policies and procedures were adhered to during the course of this incident.

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