Homicide Investigation in the N. Tryon Division

7/30/2021

Charlotte, N.C. – (Friday, July 30, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit have charged Burl James Yates, DOB: 06/26/1986, for the murder of Joshua Bullock. 

As a result of continued investigation, Homicide Unit detectives identified Yates as a suspect in this case and warrants were issued for his arrest.  On July 29, 2021, Yates was arrested in Rock Hill, South Carolina, after a collaborative effort between CMPD's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT), South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, and the Rock Hill Police Department.  Yates will be extradited to North Carolina at a later date and charged with Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a 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 J. Carter 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: 20210718-2222-03.

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Charlotte, N.C. – (Monday, July 19, 2021) – The victim in this case has been identified as Joshua Caleb Bullock, DOB: 01/18/1987.  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 J. Carter 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: 20210718-2222-03.

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Charlotte, N.C. – (Monday, July 19, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation in the N. Tryon Division

Shortly before 10:30 p.m. on July 18, 2021, officers responded to an assault with deadly weapon call for service near the 1100 block of W. Sugar Creek Rd. Upon arrival, officers located one male victim with an apparent gunshot wound. The male victim was transported to Atrium Main by medic where he has since succumbed to his injuries a short time later. 

Homicide Unit detectives responded to the scene and the hospital to conduct an investigation , and Crime Scene Search responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence.

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 J. Carter 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: 20210718-2222-03.

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