Homicide in the Providence Division

Charlotte, NC
Wallin, Jessica A.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Contact: Jessica Wallin, CMPD Public Affairs
704-336-2338, cmpdpio@cmpd.org

                          Persons of Interest
           Covington                                  Harris
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Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide/ADW Unit are conducting a homicide investigation. The call for service was received at 3:57 a.m., on Thursday, March 31, 2016.

On March 31, 2016, at approximately 3:57 a.m., Providence Division patrol officers responded to Carolinas Medical Center, located at 1000 Blythe Boulevard, in reference to a male victim who had been dropped off at the hospital with a life-threatening gunshot wound. Homicide/ADW Unit Detectives responded to the hospital to conduct their investigation. At this time it is not known where the original shooting scene is located.

On April 1, 2016, the victim was pronounced deceased by medical staff as a result of the injuries he sustained. The victim has been identified as Ernest Louis Cash, Jr., DOB: 10/12/1996. His family has been notified of his death.

Homicide/ADW Unit Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two persons of interest for their involvement in this case. The persons of interest have been identified as Antonio Lorenzo Covington, DOB: 01/27/1994, and Shari Lavelle Harris, DOB: 01/24/1998. Covington has an outstanding fugitive warrant out of Georgia for a Probation Violation. Harris is known to frequent the Hidden Valley area.

If anyone sees or knows the whereabouts of Covington or Harris, they are asked to immediately call 911 or contact the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team at 704-336-VCAT.

This is an ongoing, active investigation. As further information develops it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Grande is the lead detective assigned to the case. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.