Case Update: Homicide Investigation in the Westover Division

12/10/2021

Charlotte, N.C. – (Friday, December 10, 2021) –  Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit have additionally charged Pierre Rashad McClure, DOB: 06/04/1988, for the murder of Tahajie Howard.

As a result of continued investigation, McClure was identified as a suspect in this case and warrants were issued for his arrest. On December 10, 2021, detectives with the CMPD's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) located and arrested McClure without incident. Following an interview with detectives, McClure was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office and charged with 1st Degree Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Murder.

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 Diekhaus 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: 20211017-1941-01.

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Charlotte, N.C. – (Thursday, December 9, 2021) –  Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit have charged Jamel Edwards Robinson, DOB: 04/26/2000, Takyi Wylie, DOB: 07/01/2001, and Gervaris Culp, DOB: 08/17/1997, for the murder of Tahajie Howard.

As a result of continued investigation, Homicide Unit detectives identified Robinson, Wylie and Culp as suspects in this case and warrants were issued for their arrests.  On December 9, 2021, detectives with the CMPD's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) located and arrested all three suspects without incident.  Following their interview with detectives, the suspects were transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office and each charged with 1st Degree Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Murder.

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 Diekhaus 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: 20211017-1941-01.

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Charlotte, N.C. – (Sunday, October 17, 2021) –  The victim in this case has been identified as Tahajie Howard, D.O.B 07/18/2000. 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 Diekhaus 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: 20211017194101 .

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Charlotte, N.C. – (Sunday, October 17, 2021) - Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation near the 1500 block of Remount Road in the Westover Division.

 

Shortly after 7:45 p.m. on October 17, 2021, officers responded to a discharging a firearm call for service in the 1500 block of  Remount Road. Shortly after the first call for service officers were dispatched to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service in the 200 block of South Mint Street, Central Division. Upon arrival, officers located one victim with an apparent gunshot wound.  It was determined that shooting took place in the 1500 Block of Remount Road. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene by Medic.

 

Homicide Unit detectives responded to the scene to conduct an investigation, while Crime Scene Search responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence.   Representatives of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Homicide Prosecution Team, Victim Services, CMPD's Operations Command, Medic and CFD also responded to the scene. 

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 Diekhaus 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: 20211017194101 .

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