Case Update: Homicide Investigation in the University City Division

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation in the 9600 block of University City Boulevard in the University City Division.
CMPD Public Affairs
10/24/2022

The suspect in this case has been identified as J'wuan Horton (DOB: 5/13/98). He is charged with First Degree Murder, Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, and Firearm By Felon.


On 10/22/2022, the CMPD SWAT Team, CMPD Firearms Unit, and the CMPD Homicide unit served a search warrant at 4423 David Cox Rd. As a result, J'wuan Horton was arrested and brought to the LEC.  After an extensive investigation, and with help from the Crime Gun Unit, Homicide Detectives have charged J'wuan Horton with the murder of Karen Baker. 


For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20220713-0548-00.

 

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Case Update: Homicide Investigation in the University City Division

 

Charlotte, N.C. – (Wednesday, July 13, 2022) – The victim in this case has been identified as Karen Baker (DOB 12/08/1973). The victim's family has been notified of her 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 Dollar 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: 20220713-0548-00.

 

 

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                                     Homicide Investigation in the University City Division

 

Charlotte, N.C. – (Wednesday, July 13, 2022) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation in the 9600 block of University City Boulevard in the University City Division.

 

On Wednesday, July 13, 2022, shortly after 5:48 a.m., officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon with injury call for service in the 9600 block of University City Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene by Medic.

 

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 Dollar 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: 20220713-0548-00.

 

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