Homicide Investigation in the Freedom Division


Charlotte, N.C. – (Tuesday, October 12, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation in the 1800 block of J. Julian Lane.

Shortly after 7:00 a.m., on October 12, 2021, officers in the North Division responded 4200 block of Statesville Avenue in reference to an attempt to locate call for service.  Upon arrival, officers were directed to a wooded area in the 1800 block of J. Julian Lane, which is in the Freedom Division.  After responding to that location, officers located the body of a female who was pronounced deceased.  The victim has been identified as Miranda Springs, DOB: 01/28/1991. Her family has been notified of her death.  This investigation is now being classified as a homicide.

From information and evidence obtained, officers identified Saafiq Jahquiel Hall, DOB: 09/03/1995, as a suspect in this case.  October 12, 2021, Hall was transported to the LEC for an interview with Homicide Unit detectives.  Following the interview, he was arrested and transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office. Hall has been charged with Murder, Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, and First Degree Kidnapping.

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 Washington 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: 20211012-0715-05.