Public’s Assistance Requested in Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision That Occurred in the North Tryon Division

6/27/2021

Charlotte, N.C. – (Tuesday, June 29, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Major Crash Investigation Unit are no longer requesting the public's assistance in locating the suspect vehicle or driver that was involved in a fatal motor vehicle collision near the 4000 block of East W T Harris Boulevard. Detectives have charged Tamika Powell, 06/09/1986, for her involvement in the fatal collision.

On June 28, 2021, at approximately 7:50 a.m., officers with the N. Tryon Division located a black Chevrolet Equinox parked in a gravel driveway at the 6000 block of The Plaza. Officers observed damages to the vehicle that matched the profile released by detectives. As a result of continued investigation, warrants were obtained for Powell, where she was then arrested and transferred to the Law Enforcement Center for interview. Following the interview with detectives, Powell was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office and charged with Felony Hit and Run, and Involuntary Manslaughter.

The investigation into this collision is active and ongoing. As additional information develops, it will be released by CMPD's Public Affairs Office. Anyone who witnessed or has information about the crash should contact Detective Mercedes at 704-432-2169, extension 5. The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/. The report number for this case is 20210627-0213-01.

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Charlotte, N.C. – (Sunday, June 27, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Major Crash Investigation Unit are conducting an investigation into a fatal, hit-and-run motor vehicle collision which occurred near the 4000 block of East W T Harris Boulevard in the North Tryon Division.

Shortly after 2:10 a.m. this morning, officers responded to reports of a motor vehicle collision just north of The Plaza on East W T Harris Boulevard.  When they arrived, they located an injured pedestrian and learned the vehicle involved in the collision had fled the scene.  The pedestrian, Kevin Gaviel Osorto, DOB: 08/07/2007, was pronounced deceased on scene.  His family has been notified of his death.

The CMPD's Major Crash Investigation Unit, DWI Task Force, Motor Unit and Crime Scene Search responded to the scene to conduct the investigation.  Their preliminary investigation indicates the pedestrian was walking along the right shoulder of the southbound side of East W T Harris Boulevard when he was struck by the suspect vehicle.  Debris from the collision aided detectives in identifying the suspect vehicle as a 2016 or 2017 Chevrolet Equinox.

Below is an image of a stock 2016-2017 Chevrolet Equinox.  Although the color of the actual suspect vehicle is not yet known, detectives indicate the front, right headlight will be damaged.  Anyone with information on the whereabout of the suspect vehicle or its driver is asked to contact Detective Mercedes at 704-432-2169, extension 5.  The public can also leave information anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.  As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Information Office.  The report number for this case is 20210627-0213-01.


STOCK IMAGE of 2016-2017 Chevrolet Equinox



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