***UPDATE*** Metro Division - Homicide in the 1500 block of Newcastle Street

Case Update: Wednesday, September 05, 2018,

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit have charged Thomas Henry McCray, DOB: 01/04/1984, with the murder of Shikeither Dinetta Smith, DOB: 01/13/1983.  Her family has been notified of her death.   

At the conclusion of the interview, detectives arrested and charged McCray with 1st degree Murder.  McCray was subsequently transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office. 

Detectives determined that Smith and McCray had been in a long-term relationship.  This is an ongoing, active investigation.  As further information develops it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Jones is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or the website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  The report number is 20180905-0648-01.

 

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Wednesday, September 05, 2018,

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation in the 1500 block of Newcastle Street in the Metro Division.  The call for service came in at 6:48 a.m. on Wednesday, September 05, 2018. 

Metro Division patrol officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service.  Upon arrival they located a female victim with an apparent gunshot wound.  The female was pronounced deceased on scene by Medic.  Her name will be released once her family has been notified.

A male subject of interest was located on scene by responding officers and has been transported to police headquarters to be interviewed by Homicide Detectives.  At this time, detectives believe that the victim and male subject are known to one another.  Detectives are currently speaking with several witnesses and are not searching 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, Victim Services and Operations Command responded to the scene. 

This is an ongoing, active investigation.  As further information develops it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Jones is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or the website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  The report number is 20180905-0648-01

 

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