Homicide Investigation in the Hickory Grove Division - June 7, 2021

7/29/2021

Charlotte, N.C. - (Thursday, July 29, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit have charged Hakim Leonard Eads, DOB: 12/01/2001, for the murder of Dekoven Kali Ware.

As a result of continued investigation and assistance from the community, Homicide Unit detectives identified Eads as a suspect in this case. Eads was located and arrested by CMPD Violent Criminal Apprehension Team.  After being interviewed by Homicide Unit detectives, Eads was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office and charged with Murder, Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury, and Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon.

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 Savelle 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: 20210707-2344-03.

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Charlotte, N.C. – (Thursday, July 8, 2021) – The victim in this case has been identified as Dekoven Kali Ware, DOB: 02/11/2003.  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 Savelle 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: 20210707-2344-03.

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Charlotte, N.C. – (Thursday, July 8, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a Homicide investigation in the 6200 block of Turtle Neck Lane in the Hickory Grove Division. 

On Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at approximately 11:44 p.m., patrol officers were dispatched to an Assault With a Deadly Weapon With Injury call for service in the 6200 block of Turtle Neck Lane. Upon arrival the officers located two victims who were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. One of the victims was pronounced deceased on scene by Medic.

Crime Scene Search responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence. Representatives of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Homicide Prosecution Team responded to the scene. Members of CMPD Victim Services responded as well.

This is an ongoing, active 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 Savelle 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/.  

For additional information about this incident please refer to report numbers 20210707-2344-03.

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