Hickory Grove Division - Homicide on Willow Gate Lane


Thursday, July 5, 2018,

On Thursday, February 9, 2017, at 8:39 a.m., Hickory Grove Division officers responded to an assist Medic call for service in the 6500 block of Willow Gate Lane. Upon their arrival, officers located an unresponsive female behind a house at the incident location. The female, identified as Shania Hammonds, DOB: 10/07/98, was pronounced deceased on scene by Medic. Her family was notified of her death. The death was initially classified as an undetermined death.  The complaint numbers for the report are 20170209-0839-00.

In February 2018, the case was reevaluated and classified as a Homicide Investigation. As a result, detectives began re-interviewing witnesses and reexamining evidence collected on scene. The department urges anyone with any knowledge of this case to please come forward. A $10,000 reward is being offered for any relevant information pertaining to the case.

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 James 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/