***UPDATE*** North Division - Homicide in the 8300 block of Highlander Court

1/1/2019

Case Update: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit have charged Furquan Ali Thompson, DOB: 02/28/2000, for the murder of Carnis Ferdinand Poindexter, DOB: 07/10/1965.

As a result of continued investigation into this case, Homicide Unit detectives identified Thompson as a suspect.  Thompson was arrested on 03/26/2019 by VCAT Detectives and transported to police headquarters where he was interviewed by detectives.  At the conclusion of the interview, Thompson was transported to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office. Thompson has been charged with 1st Degree Murder, Shooting into Occupied Dwelling, and 5 counts of ADW with intent to Kill.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.  As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD 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 Sinnott 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: Tuesday, January 1, 2019,

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit have identified the victim in this case as Carnis Ferdinand Poindexter, DOB: 07/10/1965. His family has been notified of his death.

This is an active and ongoing 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 Sinnott 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 20190101-025800.

 

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019,

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation in the 8300 block of Highlander Court in the North Division.  The call for service came in at 2:58 a.m. on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

North Division patrol officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service at a residence located in the 8300 block of Highlander Court. Upon their arrival officers located an adult male victim with an apparent gunshot wound.  The victim was pronounced deceased by MEDIC at the scene.  

The initial investigation indicates that the incident occurred in the street and when the victim was shot he then ran to the front porch of his residence. 

Crime Scene Search responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence.  Representatives of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Homicide Prosecution Team, Victim Services 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 Sinnott 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 20190101-025800.

 

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