***UPDATE*** Steele Creek Division - Homicide in the 13100 block of Black Chestnut Place

11/5/2018

Case Update: Monday, November 05, 2018,

Earlier this morning, VCAT Detectives developed information on the whereabouts of Deshawn Lamont Clipper, DOB: 10/10/1987, who was wanted in connection with the murder of Stephanie Potts.  VCAT Detectives collaborated with the Greensboro Police Department (North Carolina) who located and arrested Clipper without incident. VCAT Detectives traveled to Guilford County and took custody of Clipper and transported him to CMPD headquarters where he is currently being interviewed by homicide detectives.  At the conclusion of the interview, Clipper will be charged with Murder and transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office. 

Detectives have determined that the victim and suspect were in an intimate partner relationship and this was not a random act of violence.

This is an 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 Martin 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 20181104-1525-01.

 

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Case Update: Sunday, November 4, 2018,

The victim in this case has been identified as Stephanie Potts, DOB: 05/30/1983Her 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 Martin 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 20181104-1525-01.

 

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Sunday November 4, 2018,

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation in the 13100 block of Black Chestnut Place in the Steele Creek Division.  The call for service came in at 3:25 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2018. 

Steele Creek Division patrol officers responded to a check the welfare call for service.  Upon arrival, officers located a female deceased inside of the residence.  Her name will be released once her 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.  Homicide detectives 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 Martin 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 20181104-1525-01.

 

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