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Charlotte,NC: Tuesday November 13, 2018 at 6:01 pm

On Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at approximately 6:01 p.m., CMPD officers from South Division responded to the 5400 block of Sharon Road in reference to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in which the pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene.  Upon arrival, officers located the victim in the roadway and a 2005 Lexus RX330 that had been involved in the crash.

The preliminary investigation shows that the Lexus, driven by Lauren Savage, was traveling northeast in the left hand lane of travel on Sharon Road and the victim was crossing Sharon Road to the west. The Lexus struck the victim within the left hand lane of travel and came to a stop within the left lane. The victim also came to a final resting position in the left lane. The victim was not crossing in a crosswalk; however there are no crosswalks in the area. Speed and impairment are not factors in this crash for the driver of the Lexus. At this there is no evidence of impairment for the victim.  At the time of the crash it was dark and raining with limited visibility in the area.

This is an ongoing, active investigation.  Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Detective Crum with the CMPD Major Crash Unit at 704-432-2169 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Charlotte,NC: Sunday November 4, 2018 at 3:25pm


Earlier this morning, VCAT Detectives developed information on the whereabouts of Deshawn Lamont Clipper, DOB: 10/10/1987, who was wanted in connection with the murder of Stephanie Potts.  VCAT Detectives collaborated with the Greensboro Police Department (North Carolina) who located and arrested Clipper without incident. VCAT Detectives traveled to Guilford County and took custody of Clipper and transported him to CMPD headquarters where he is currently being interviewed by homicide detectives.  At the conclusion of the interview, Clipper will be charged with Murder and transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives have determined that the victim and suspect were in an intimate partner relationship and this was not a random act of violence.

The victim in this case has been identified as Stephanie Potts

This is an ongoing investigation.   Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Martin 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/.



Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation in the 13100 block of Black Chestnut Place in the Steele Creek Division.  The call for service came in at 3:25 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2018.

Steele Creek Division patrol officers responded to a check the welfare call for service.  Upon arrival, officers located a female deceased inside of the residence.  Her name will be released once her family has been notified.

Homicide Detectives are currently canvassing the area to determine whether there are any additional witnesses to this incident.

Crime Scene Search responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence.  Homicide detectives and Operations Command responded to the scene.

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