Case Update: Homicide Investigation in the Providence Division

CMPD Public Affairs
cmpdpio@cmpd.org
12/24/2022

Charlotte, N.C. – (Saturday, December 24, 2022) – The victim in this case has been identified as Wilmer Ulises Olivas-Alvarez (DOB: 12/4/1990). The victim's next of kin has been notified of his death.

 

As a result of the continued investigation, detectives with the CMPD's Homicide Unit identified and charged a suspect in this case. Danny Earl McGowan, (DOB: 05/01/1981) has been charged with Murder, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

 

The victim's next of kin has been notified of the arrest.

 

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 Planty 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: 20221224-0351-00.

 

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Charlotte, N.C. – (Saturday, December 24, 2022) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation near the 2200 block of Rexford Road in the Providence Division.

 

On Saturday, December 24, 2022, shortly before 4 a.m., Providence Division officers responded to possible medical emergency call for service in the 2200 block Rexford Road. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Medic responded to the scene and transported the victim to Atrium Health Main with life-threatening injuries.  The victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

 

Officers located a person of interest on scene and transported that person to the Law Enforcement Center in Uptown.  At this time, officers are not currently looking for any other suspects.

 

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, the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Homicide Prosecution Team, Medic and the Charlotte Fire Department 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 Planty 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: 20221224-0351-00.

 

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