Case Update: Homicide Investigation in the Freedom Division

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation between Marita Drive and North 485 interloop near Mount Holly Road in the Freedom Division.
CMPD Public Affairs
9/16/2022

 Case Update: Homicide Investigation in the Freedom Division


Charlotte, N.C. – (Thursday, September 22, 2022) – As a result of the continued investigation, detectives have charged a second suspect in connection to this case.


On 9/19/2022, Zachary Rice (DOB: 10/31/1989), was arrested by CMPD's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) in Asheville, NC.  Rice was brought back to Charlotte, and charged with murder. 


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 Pack 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: 20220213185804. 

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An arrest warrant has been obtained in this case.  On September 14, 2022, the suspect Warren Capel (DOB 01/19/1988) was charged with the murder of Jamil Rout (DOB 10/10/1985). Capel is currently at Piedmont Correctional Institution for unrelated charges.

 

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 Pack 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: 20220213185804.

 

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Case Update: Homicide Investigation in the Freedom Division

 

Charlotte, N.C. – (Monday, February 14, 2022) – The victim in this case has been identified as Jamil Rout, DOB: 10/10/85.  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 Pack 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: 20220213185804.

 

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Homicide Investigation in the Freedom Division

 

Charlotte, N.C. – (Sunday, February 13, 2022) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation between Marita Drive and North 485 interloop near Mount Holly Road in the Freedom Division.

 

Shortly before 7:00 p.m., on February 13, 2022, officers responded to reports of an accident with personal injury call for service between Marita Drive and North 485 interloop near Mount Holly Road.  When they arrived, they located a vehicle that had veered off of the roadway and on fire. They determined that the incident happened in the 1900 block of Marita drive.  Officers were able to remove the driver from the vehicle and start lifesaving efforts before Medic arrived. Medic pronounced the driver deceased.

 

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 of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Homicide Prosecution Team, CMPD's Operations Command, CFD, and Medic 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 Pack 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: 20220213185804.

 

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