Homicide Investigation in the Independence Division - February 19, 2021

2/19/2021

Charlotte, N.C. – (Thursday, September 23, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit have charged Wajid Kahn, DOB: 08/31/2002, for the murder of Abdulkhaleq Juhaish.

As a result of continued investigation, homicide detectives identified Kahn as a suspect in this case, and warrants were issued for his arrest.  On September 22, 2021, detectives with the CMPD's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) located and arrested Kahn without incident.  Kahn 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, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

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 McCraw 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: 20210219-1958-03.

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Charlotte, N.C. – (Saturday, February 20, 2021) – The victim in this case has been identified as Abdulkhaleq Juhaish, DOB: 05/23/1995. 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 McCraw is the lead detective assigned to this case.  The public can also leave information anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20210219-1958-03.

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Charlotte, N.C. – (Friday, February 19, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a Homicide Investigation near the 7600 block of Waterford Ridge Dr., in the Independence Division.

Shortly before 8:00 p.m. on February 19, 2021, officers responded to an Assist Medic call for service. Upon arrival, officers located a victim inside a vehicle, originally unresponsive, but later observed to have an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene by Medic. 

Detectives with the CMPD's Homicide Unit, and Crime Scene Search responded to conduct the investigation and collect physical evidence.  The CMPD's Operations Command, Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Homicide Prosecution Team, Victim's Assistance, CFD, and Medic also responded to assist.

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 McCraw is 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: 20210219-1958-03.

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