***UPDATE*** Freedom Division - Homicide in the 9700 block of Willilyn Lane

4/8/2020

Charlotte, N.C. - (Wednesday, April 8, 2020) – The victim in this case has been identified as Joshua Leland Cox, DOB: 08/18/1978.  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 C. Sinnott 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: 20200408-0725-01.

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Charlotte, N.C. - (Wednesday, April 8, 2020) - Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation near the intersection of Willilyn Lane and Huntwood Drive in the Freedom Division.

On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at around 7:25 a.m., officers responded to an assist MEDIC call for service near the intersection of Willilyn Lane and Huntwood Drive.  When they arrived, they located a victim with an apparent gunshot wound.  The victim was pronounced deceased on scene.

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 the CMPD's Operations Command, Victim Services, 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 C. Sinnott 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: 20200408-0725-01.

 

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