Case Update: Death Investigation in the Metro Division

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a death investigation in the 900 block of Moretz Avenue in the Metro Division.
CMPD Public Affairs
cmpdpio@cmpd.org
1/5/2023

Charlotte, N.C. – (Thursday, January 5, 2023) – The victim has been identified as Lyric Thomas (DOB 12/12/2017).

At this time, the evidence in the preliminary investigation points to the shooting being accidental.

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 Savelle 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: 20230101-0011-03.

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Death Investigation in the Metro Division 


Charlotte, N.C. – (Sunday, January 1, 2023) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a death investigation in the 900 block of Moretz Avenue in the Metro Division.

On Sunday, January 1, 2023, at approximately 12:11 a.m., officers responded to an Assault with a Deadly Weapon call in the 900 block of Moretz Avenue in the Metro Division. Upon arrival, officers discovered a juvenile with a gunshot wound. Medic responded and pronounced the victim deceased on-scene.  While the investigation remains preliminary, the CMPD is not looking for any suspects.

Homicide Unit detectives and Crime Scene Search responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence. Representatives from CMPD's Operations Command, CFD, Medic, Victim Services, and the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Homicide Prosecution Team also assisted.

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 Savelle 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: 20230101-0011-03.

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