***UPDATE*** Metro Division - Homicide in the 1900 block of Newland Road

4/5/2019

Case Update: Friday, April 5, 2019

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit has charged Tomka Antonio McDowell, DOB: 05/01/1968, for his involvement in this case.

As a result of continued investigation into this case, Homicide Unit detectives identified McDowell as a suspect and warrants were issued for his arrest.  On Friday, April 5, 2019, Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) detectives located and arrested McDowell without incident.  McDowell was transported to police headquarters where he was interviewed by Homicide Unit detectives.  At the conclusion of the interview, McDowell was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office and charged with first degree murder, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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 Jones 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/.

 

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Case Update: Wednesday, April 3, 2019,

The victim in this case has been identified as Santa Rodena Acevedo, DOB: 11/1/1947Her family has been notified of her death.

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 Jones 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 2019-0403-1915-00.

 

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019,

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation in the 1900 block of Newland Road in the Metro Division.  The call for service came in at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. 

Metro Division patrol officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service.  Upon arrival, officers located a female and a male subject each with a gunshot wound inside of a residence.  The female victim was pronounced deceased on scene.  Her name will be released once her family has been notified.  The male victim was transported by Medic to Atrium Health for treatment.

Homicide Detectives are currently canvassing the area to determine whether there are any additional witnesses to this incident. 

Crime Scene Search 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, Aviation Unit, RTCC, K-9 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 Jones 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 2019-0403-1915-00.

 

 

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