Homicide Investigation in the Eastway Division


Charlotte, N.C. – (Sunday, June 20, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation near the 1700 block of Eastcrest Drive.  

Shortly after 1:45 a.m. on June 20, 2021, officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service near the 1700 block of Eastcrest Drive.  When they arrived, officers located two victims with apparent gunshot wounds.  Medic transported both victims to a local hospital, one with life-threatening injuries. At approximately 5:00 a.m., one of the victims was pronounced deceased at the hospital from injuries sustained in this incident.  The victim's identity is being withheld pending family notification.

Homicide Unit detectives are working with Eastway Division detectives to investigate this incident, which is now being classified as a homicide. 

Crime Scene Search responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence.  Representatives of the CMPD's Operations Command, Victim Services, and CFD 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 C. Sinnott 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: 20210620-0149-01.