Homicide Investigation in the Steele Creek Division - July 25, 2021

9/9/2021

Charlotte, N.C. – (Thursday, September 9, 2021) – Following the conclusion of this investigation, the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office has consulted with CMPD's Homicide Unit and concurs with the detectives' decision not to charge anyone in this case.

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Charlotte, N.C. – (Monday, July 26, 2021) – The victim in this case has been identified as Eric Brandon Howell, DOB: 11/10/1991.  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 Barnett 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: 20210725-1930-00.

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Charlotte, N.C. - (Sunday, July 25, 2021) - Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation near the 1300 block of Deep Rock Circle in the Steele Creek Division.

Shortly after 7:30 p.m. on July 25, 2021, officers responded to reports of someone who had been shot near the 1300 block of Deep Rock Circle.  When they arrived, officers located an adult male victim with apparent gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported by Medic to Atrium Main and later pronounced deceased .  Homicide Unit detectives responded to the scene to conduct an investigation, and Crime Scene Search responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence.  Representatives from the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Homicide Prosecution Team, CMPD's Operations Command, Victim's Assistance, Child Development Community Policing, CFD and MEDIC also assisted.

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 Barnett 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: 20210725-1930-00.

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