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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/

07-01-2019 | 6:30 PM | PLAINVIEW,NY — New York State Police are investigating a crash that seriously injured a driver in Plainview, New York. Around 6:30 p.m., a Jeep overturned on the Northern State Parkway at Exit 37 (Manetto Hill Road). Firefighters from Plainview Fire Department had to cut the driver free from the vehicle using the JAWS OF LIFE. The parkway was shutdown to have a Nassau County Police Medical Helicopter land. The driver was airlifted to a local hospital for treatment of injuries sustained.

06-30-2019 | 1:20 PM | LAKE GROVE,NY — Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating a murder-suicide that occurred in Lake Grove today.

A 911 caller told police that while conducting a wellness check a man had been found dead at 184 Hallock Road, APT J1, on Sunday afternoon. Fourth Precinct officers responded to the scene at approximately 1:20 p.m. and found Varujan Manougian dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His wife, Barbara Manougian, was found in her vehicle that was parked directly outside of the apartment building a short time later with a gunshot wound.

It is believed that Varujan Manougian shot his wife before going inside and killing himself. There was no one else in the home at the time of the incident.

Varujan Manougian, 69, of Lake Grove, and Barbara Manougian, 67, of Lake Grove, were both pronounced dead on the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392.

06-25-2019 | 1:00 AM | PATERSON,NJ —  A 5 Alarm fire destroyed four homes in Paterson, New Jersey in the early morning hours on Tuesday June 25, 2019. Firefighters from Paterson Fire Department received 911 calls around 1:00 a.m., reporting a fire at 480 Summer Street. When firefighters arrived they encountered heavy fire conditions in four residential homes. A 3rd Alarm fire was immediately transmitted due to the heavy fire conditions. Mutual aid from multiple Passaic and Bergen County fire departments was requested to the scene and to provide fire coverage in Paterson. Flames could be seen lighting up the night sky over Paterson with flames greater than 50 feet in the air. Sources say the fire was possible being fueled by gas inside. Dozens of firefighters remained on scene into the morning.

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