Charlotte, N.C. – (Sunday, November 28, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation near the 2600 block of Olando Street in the Metro Division.
On November 27, 2021 shortly before 1:30 pm, officers responded to 2600 block of Olando Street in reference to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service. When they arrived, they located a 14-year-old victim with an apparent gunshot wound inside of the home. Officers attempted to render lifesaving efforts and treatment to the subject prior to Medic's arrival. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene by Medic. The victim has been identified as Vanessa Sarai Santos Garcia, DOB: 3/22/2007. Her family has been notified of her death.
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 of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Homicide Prosecution Team, CMPD's Operations Command, Victim Services, Crime Stoppers, CFD, and Medic also assisted.
As a result of continued investigation, homicide detectives identified Junio Alexis Ramos Estrada, DOB 02/04/2003, as a suspect in this case. After an interview with detectives, Ramos was arrested and charged with Involuntary Manslaughter, Statutory Rape of a Person Who is 13, 14 or 15 Years Old by a Defendant Who is More Than Four but Less than Six Years Older Than the Victim and Possession of a Stolen Firearm. Ramos has been transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office.
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 Tisdale 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: 20211127132300.