Case Update: Homicide Investigation in the University City Division

7/13/2021

Charlotte, N.C. – (Thursday, September 30, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit have charged Orlando Mickens, DOB: 05/13/1998, for the murder of Marquise Chandler Jr.

 As a result of continued investigation, homicide detectives identified Mickens as a suspect in this case, and warrants were issued for his arrest.  On September 29, 2021, detectives with the CMPD's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) located and arrested Mickens without incident.  Mickens has since been interviewed by detectives and transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, where he has been charged with murder, possession of firearm by felon, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, as well as common law robbery, domestic violence protection order violation, interfering with an electronic monitoring device and damage to property.

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: 20210713-1208-02.

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Charlotte, N.C. – (Tuesday, July 13, 2021) – The victim in this case has been identified as Marquise Chandler Jr., DOB: 05/07/1994. 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: 20210713-1208-02.

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Charlotte, N.C. – (Tuesday, July 13, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation in the 8000 block of Harris Station Boulevard in the University City Division.

Shortly after 12:00 p.m. on July 13, 2021, officers responded to an Assault with a Deadly Weapon call for service in the 8000 block of Harris Station Boulevard.  Upon their arrival, officers located a male victim with an apparent gunshot wound. Medic transported the victim to a local hospital, where he has since been pronounced 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,  Victim's Assistance, and CFD 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: 20210713-1208-02.

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