Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
11-24-2019 | 3:34 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC— Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a fatal vehicle crash in the South Division.
On Sunday, November 24, 2019 at approximately 3:34 p.m., South and Independence Division officers responded to the 5700 block of Providence Road in reference to a single motor-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. Upon their arrival, officers located a 2008 Nissan Altima that was being driven by Eileen Redmond Miller. They also located a pedestrian in the roadway unconscious. Rhonda Michelle Cook, 52 had been struck by the Nissan.
Paramedics arrived and began CPR and other life-saving measures. The victim was transported to Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased. Eileen Miller and her passenger did not sustain any injuries in this crash. The Major Crash Unit responded to conduct the investigation.
The preliminary investigation has revealed that the Rhonda Cook was crossing Providence Road near Old Providence Road when she was struck by the Nissan Altima. The Nissan had been traveling southbound on Providence Road in the left straight lane at the time of the crash. Neither speed or impairment are contributing factors for the Nissan in this crash. A crosswalk was not being used by Rhonda Cook when she was struck. No charges have been filed against Eileen Miller at this time.
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.
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/.
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/.