***UPDATE*** Eastway Division - Homicide in the 3100 block of Central Avenue

12/17/2018

Case Update: Monday, December 17, 2018,

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Detectives have charged a second defendant in this case. On Monday, December 17, 2018, that juvenile was served with a petition charging them with the murder of Jessica Dawn Smith.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. As further information develops it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Sinnott is the lead detective assigned to the case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/. For additional information about this incident please refer to report numbers 20181017-2322-00.


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Case Update: Wednesday, December 12, 2018,

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Detectives have charged Yamina Rookard, DOB: 06/24/2001, with the murder of Jessica Dawn Smith.

As a result of information and evidence gathered during the investigation, detectives identified Rookard as a suspect in this case and obtained warrants for her arrest. Earlier today Detectives located and arrested Rookard and transported her to be interviewed.  At the conclusion of the interview, she was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Jail.   Rookard has been charged with Murder and Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. 

This is an active and ongoing investigation. As further information develops it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs.

​Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Sinnott is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  For additional information about this incident please refer to report numbers 20181017-2322-00.

 

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Thursday, October 18, 2018,

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation in the 3100 block of Central Avenue in the Eastway Division.  The call for service came in at 11:22 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. 

Eastway Division patrol officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service.  Upon arrival, officers located a female with an apparent gunshot wound.   The victim was pronounced deceased on scene.  Her name will be released once her family has been notified.

Homicide Detectives are currently canvassing the area to determine whether there are any witnesses to this incident. 

Crime Scene Search responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence.  Operations Command and Victim Services responded to the scene. 

This is an ongoing, active investigation.  As further information develops it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Sinnott is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  For additional information about this incident please refer to report numbers 20181017-2322-00.

 

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