Suspect charged in Murder

Charlotte, NC
Trietley, Keith
KTrietley@cmpd.org
3/8/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Contact: Keith Trietley, Public Affairs
704-336-2338, cmpdpio@cmpd.org

 

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide/ADW Unit have charged Darne Nicoholas Brown, DOB: 02/17/1990, for the murder of Hawa Gabbidon and her unborn child.

 

Based on information and evidence gathered during this investigation and in consultation with the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office, detectives obtained warrants for the arrest of Darne Brown.  Brown was currently in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office on unrelated charges and transported to police headquarters where he was interviewed by detectives.

 

At the completion of the interview, Brown was charged with Murder and Murder of an Unborn Child and returned to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office where he will remain.

 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Morales is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/

 

 

 

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Case Update:  Thursday, July 12, 2012  12:55 p.m.

The Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that Ms. Gabbidon was pregnant at the time of her death.  As such, additional charges are possible in this investigation.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Morales is the lead detective assigned to the case.  In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 

 

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Case Update:  Tuesday, July 10, 2012  12:43 p.m.

The victim has been identified as Hawa Gabbidon, DOB: 04/04/1995; her family has been notified of her death.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Morales is the lead detective assigned to the case.  In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. 

 

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Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation at 6315 Rockwell Church Road in the University City Division.  The call for service came in at 12:24 a.m., on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.  The victim’s identification is being withheld until family notification has been made.  

 

University City patrol officers responded to an ADW call in reference to a subject shot in Theresa Elder Park.  When officers arrived on scene, they located a female subject in the park suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  The victim was pronounced deceased by Medic at 12:34 a.m. 

 

Detectives with the Homicide Unit are canvassing the neighborhood to determine whether there are any witnesses to this incident.  The investigation is in its early stages.  As additional information develops, it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs. 

 

Crime Scene Search responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence.  Representatives of the Vice and Gang Unit also responded to the scene. 

                                                                                                                                                          

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Morales is the lead detective assigned to the case.  In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.  For additional information, reference CMPD complaint number 2012-0710-0024-03.