Case Update: Homicide Investigation in the Eastway Division

CMPD Public Affairs
cmpdpio@cmpd.org
11/22/2022

Charlotte, N.C. – (Tuesday, November 22, 2022) – As a result of the continued investigation and assistance from the community, detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department identified the following individuals as suspects in the murder of Wilson Edgardo Gutierrez Mejia:

 

  • Christian Alejandro Garcia Santa Cruz (DOB: 04/12/1993) – charged with murder
  • Aderly Jose Veliz Ronquillo (DOB: 11/13/1993) – charged with murder
  • Yeny Beralz Sorto Hernandez (DOB: 11/14/1997) – charged with felony accessory after murder
  • Mirian Sola Dubon (DOB: 04/10/1990) – charged with felony accessory after murder

 

On Saturday, November 19, 2022, with the assistance of multiple law enforcement agencies, all four suspects were taken into custody without incident.  The arrests took place in the states of Maryland and New York.  These arrests were accomplished by a collaborative effort between the following agencies/units: CMPD VCAT, CMPD Crime Gun Suppression Team, Annapolis PD, Anne Arundel County PD, Homeland Security Charlotte, Homeland Security New York (Long Island), FBI Charlotte, FBI NY (Long Island), U.S. Marshals Service Carolina's Regional Fugitive Task Force, U.S. Marshall Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, Glen Cove PD, NYPD, NY State Police and Nassau County Sheriff's Department.

 

CMPD homicide detectives traveled to the arrest locations and interviewed all suspects.  In the coming weeks, all four suspects will be extradited back to Charlotte.

 

The victim's family has been notified of the arrests.

 

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 Akers 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: 20221106-0259-53.

 

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Case Update: Homicide Investigation in the Eastway Division

 

Charlotte, N.C. – (Monday, November 7, 2022) – The deceased victim in this case has been identified as Wilson Edgardo Gutierrez Mejia (DOB: 12/27/1992).

 

The victim's 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 Akers 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: 20221106-0259-53.

 

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 Homicide Investigation in the Eastway Division

 

Charlotte, N.C. – (Sunday, November 6, 2022) –Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation in the 4300 block of Central Avenue in the Eastway Division.

 

On Sunday, November 6, shortly before 3 a.m., officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service in the 4300 block of Central Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located a male subject deceased from a gunshot wound.

Homicide Unit detectives responded to the scene to conduct an investigation, and Crime Scene Search responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence. Representatives from CMPD's Operations Command, Victim Services, CFD, Medic 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 Akers 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: 20221106-0259-53.

 

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