***UPDATE*** Independence Division - Homicide in the 5700 block of Electra Lane

10/3/2019

Case Update: Thursday, October 3, 2019

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit have charged Nico Benn, DOB: 03/30/1995, for his involvement in the murders of Gerardo Arellano-Sanchez and Miguel Angel Molina Cruz.

As a result of continued investigation, Benn was identified as a suspect in this case, and warrants were issued for his arrest.  On October 3, 2019, Benn was interviewed by Homicide Unit detectives and served with these outstanding warrants.  He has since been transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office and charged with two counts of murder, assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill inflicting serious injury, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.  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 Echols is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  For additional information about this incident, please refer to the report: 20190704-0842-04.


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Case Update: Monday, July 15, 2019

The victims in this case have been identified as Gerardo Arellano-Sanchez, DOB: 10/20/1985 and Miguel Angel Molina Cruz, DOB: 05/04/1988. Their families have been notified of their deaths.

Hugo Arellano-Sanchez, DOB: 12/14/1994, was wounded during this incident.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.  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 Echols is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  For additional information about this incident please refer to report number 20190714-0842-04.

 

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation at 5700 block of Electra Lane in the Independence Division.  The call for service came in at 12:43 a.m. on Sunday, June 14, 2019. 

Independence  Division Officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service.  Upon arrival, officers located three males with gunshot wounds outside of an apartment building.   Two victims were pronounced deceased on scene.  One victim was transported to Atrium Health Carolina's Medical Center with serious injuries.  The deceased victim's identities will be released pending family notification. 

Detectives with the Homicide Unit responded to the scene and are currently canvassing the area to determine whether there are any additional witnesses to this incident. 

Crime Scene Search has responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence.  Representatives of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Homicide Prosecution Team, Victim Services, RTCC, Medic, CFD and Operations Command responded to the scene. 

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 Echols is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.    For additional information about this incident please refer to report numbers 2019-0714-0043-02.

 

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