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.
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/.
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.
08-15-2019 | 9:26 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC — On Thursday August 15, 2019 at around 9:26 p.m., an adult male pedestrian crossing South Tryon Street just north of John Price Road was struck by a Dodge Challenger. Police confirm the pedestrian stepped off the median and stepped out in front of a vehicle. The Challenger was traveling northbound on South Tryon Street in the inside lane when the accident happened. The victim sustained multiple broken bones according to sources. He was transported by paramedics to the trauma center at Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina where he is being treated for serious injuries. The driver of the vehicle involved was not injured. Neither speed or alcohol are suspected to be a factors for the driver or the vehicle. Northbound South Tryon Street was closed for approximately two hours while police investigated the crash.