Case Update: Homicide in the North Division

9/6/2021

Charlotte, N.C. – (Monday, September 6, 2021) - The victim in this case has been identified as Jaylen Xavier Foster, DOB: 08/17/2005. His family has been notified of his death. Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit have also charged a 14-year-old male juvenile for the murder of Jaylen Foster.

As a result of their continued investigation, Homicide Unit Detectives identified the juvenile as a suspect in this case. On September 6, 2021, detectives interviewed the juvenile and at the conclusion of the interview, a Secure Custody Order (SCO) was issued for his arrest. The juvenile was transferred to the custody of the designated Juvenile Detention Facility. The juvenile was charged with Murder, Attempted Murder, Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury, Possession of a Firearm by a Minor and Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle

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 Planty is the lead detective assigned to this case.  The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20210905-1815-00.

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Charlotte, N.C. – (Sunday, September 5, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation that occurred in the 9700 block of Trinity Road in the North Division. 

Around 6:30 p.m., North Division officers, the Charlotte Fire Department and Medic responded to a report of assault with deadly weapon with injury, two victims shot on Trinity Road. Upon arrival, officers located a total of three people with gunshot wounds. Two people were transported by Medic to Atrium Health with gunshot wounds — one with a gunshot wound to the leg and the other with one to the neck. One individual was pronounced deceased on scene by Medic. It has been determined that the deceased victim is a 16-year-old male juvenile.

Detectives with CMPD's Homicide Unit and the Crime Scene Search team responded to the scene to conduct the investigation and collect physical evidence. 

The CMPD's Operations Command, Victim Services and the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Homicide Prosecution Team also responded to assist.

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 Planty is the lead detective assigned to this case.  The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20210905-1815-00.

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