***UPDATE*** Providence Division - Homicide in the 3000 block of Washburn Avenue

10/1/2019

Case Update:  Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit have charged Kendale Burris, DOB: 05/03/1996, for his involvement in the murder of Melvin Eugene Bell. 

Information and evidence gathered during the course of this investigation led detectives in identifying Burris as an additional suspect in the shooting that occurred in the 3000 block of Washburn Avenue.  Detectives then obtained warrants for his arrest and Burris is in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office. Burris has been charged with accessory after the fact to first degree murder.

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 C. 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 20190505-2317-02.

 

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Case Update:  Saturday, September 28, 2019

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit, with the assistance of the Providence Division's Crime Reduction Unit have charged Datarius McHam, DOB: 2/11/1997 and Zsaquan Burris, DOB: 12/19/1997 for their involvement in the murder of Melvin Eugene Bell. 

During the course of their investigation the detectives developed Probable Cause to obtain warrants on both individuals which have been served.  McHam has been charged with Murder, while Burris has been charged with Accessory after the Fact to 1st Degree Murder. 

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 C. 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 20190505-2317-02.

 

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Case Update:  Monday, May 6, 2019

The victim in this case has been identified as Melvin Eugene Bell, DOB: 02/01/1960His family has been notified of his 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 C. 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 20190505-2317-02.

 

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation in the 3000 block of Washburn Avenue in the Providence Division.  The call for service came in at 11:17 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2019. 

Providence Division patrol officers were on an unrelated call for service when officers heard shots fired in the area.  Officers circulated the area and located a male with a gunshot wound in the road.  Medic pronounced the victim deceased on scene.  His name will be released once his family has been notified.

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, CFD, Medic 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 C. 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 20190504-2317-02.

 

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