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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

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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05-27-2019 | 9:34 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC  Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation in the 8800 block of Orren Court in the Steele Creek Division. The call for service came in at 9:34 p.m. on Monday, May 27, 2019.

Steele Creek Division patrol officers along with the Charlotte-Fire Department and MEDIC personnel, responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service. Upon arrival, first responders located a male with an apparent gunshot wound located inside a vehicle. Medic pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. His name will be released once his family has been notified of his death.

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. Representatives of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Homicide Prosecution Team, Victim Services, CFD, Medic and Operations Command responded to the scene.

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 Tisdale 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/

05-20-2019 | 1:00 PM | BELMONT,NC On Monday May 20, 2019 at approximately 1:00 p.m., the body of a missing boater was recovered from the Catawba River after an extensive day long search. Gaston County EMS was called to the area of the Kevin Lofton Boat Landing in Belmont ,North Carolina around 4:30 a.m for a report of a boat taking on water in the river.

A spokesman with the Belmont Police Department said a small boat, carrying four people, was coming back to shore following a camping trip on a small island when it began taking on water. There were 4 occupants on board the vessel at the time of accident. 911 calls into Gaston County reported that 3 people were in distress in the water. 3 of the victims were able to make it safely to shore, but the fourth person on board went unaccounted for.

Belmont Police Department confirm the 4 people were camping on an island just north of the Catawba River Bridge when they were ferrying people back to Kevin Lofton Boat Landing.

Additional resources were called into to assist in the search for the missing boat occupant. Charlotte Fire Department sent a dive team with 2 additional marine units to assist in what was being called a recovery mission. Multiple marine units from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte Fire Department & Belmont Fire Department were seen on the river into early afternoon.

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission confirms that the body of 19 year old James Coulter of Gastonia, North Carolina was recovered shortly after 1:00 p.m. The investigation will focus on what caused the boat to take on water and whether camper was legally allowed on the small island.

05-01-2019 | CHARLOTTE,NC

02-24-2019 | 03:53 AM | CHARLOTTE,NC —  Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation located in the 11400 block of Glenn Abbey Way in the South Division.  The call for service came in at 3:53 a.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

South Division Officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service.  Upon their arrival, officers located a male and female inside of the residence with apparent gunshot wounds.  They were both pronounced deceased on scene by Medic.  Their identity will be released pending family notification. A third person was located with a gunshot wound and was transported by Medic with life-threatening injuries.

Homicide Detectives are currently canvassing the area to determine whether there are any witnesses to this incident.  At this time, detectives are not looking for any additional suspects.

Crime Scene Search responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence.  Representatives of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Homicide Prosecution Team, Mobile Crises, CDCP, Victim Services and Operations Command responded to the scene.

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 Tisdale 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/.

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