Case Update - Homicide Investigation in the North Tryon Division

6/24/2021

Charlotte, N.C. – (Thursday, June 24, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit have charged Saquaine Lewis, DOB: 03/24/1997, for the murder of Dontae Kennedy.

As a result of continued investigation, Homicide Unit detectives identified Lewis as a suspect in this case and warrants were issued for his arrest.  On June 22, 2021, Lewis was arrested in Middletown, Rhode Island, after a collaborative effort between CMPD's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) and the Middletown Police Department.  Lewis will be extradited to North Carolina at a later date and charged with Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.  As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective. Detective Barnett is the lead detective assigned to this case.  The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20210615-0223-00.

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Charlotte, N.C. – (Tuesday, June 15, 2021) – The victim in this case has been identified as Dontae Cornelius Kennedy, DOB: 06/14/1995.  His family has been notified of his death.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.  As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective. Detective Barnett is the lead detective assigned to this case.  The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20210615022300.

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Charlotte, N.C. – (Tuesday, June 15, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation that took place in the North Tryon Division.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on June 15, 2021, an unconscious man was discovered to have multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased by Medic on scene at 5399 Waterwood Lane.

Homicide Unit detectives responded to the scene to conduct an investigation, and Crime Scene Search responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence. Members of the District Attorney's Office responded to the scene in addition to representatives from CMPD's Operations Command and Victims Services.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.  As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office.  

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

For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20210615022300.

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