***UPDATE*** Westover Division - Homicide in the 1400 block of Beacon Ridge Drive

9/20/2018

Case Update: Thursday, September 20, 2018,

Detectives with the Homicide Unit have identified the victim as Pedro Fabricio Diaz-Paz, DOB: 03/23/1995.  His family has been notified of his death. 

Information and evidence gathered during this investigation led Homicide Detectives in identifying Joel Miranda, DOB: 11/03/1981, as a suspect in this case. 

On September 19, 2018, detectives with the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team, along with the assistance of the FBI and US Marshals Violent Offender Task Force in Charlotte, were able to locate Miranda in Virginia.  Miranda was taken into custody on multiple unrelated warrants (see CMPD complaint number 201809190156-00).

CMPD Homicide Detectives traveled to Virginia where they interviewed Miranda.  At the conclusion of the interview, Miranda was charged with Murder.  Miranda will be transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office upon extradition.  The extradition process has already been implemented, but there is no current timetable on his return to Mecklenburg County. 

Detectives have determined that the suspect and victim in this case are known to one another. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Echols is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/

The report number for this incident is 20180917-201000.

 

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Case Update: Tuesday, September 18, 2018,

The victim has been identified as Pedro Fabricio Diaz-Paz, DOB: 3/23/1995.  His family has been notified of his death.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Echols is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/

The report number for this incident is 20180917-201000.

 

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Monday, September 17, 2018,

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation at the 1400 block of Beacon Ridge Drive in the Westover Division.  The call for service came in at 8:10 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2018.

An off-duty CMPD officer was inside the apartment complex at the time of the shooting and heard multiple gunshots coming from the parking lot.  The officer immediately responded and located an adult male victim inside of a pickup truck who had been shot.  The officer performed CPR on the victim but was unsuccessful in saving his life.  MEDIC responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

Evidence on the scene indicates that the victim was inside his vehicle in the parking lot of the apartment complex when he was shot.  The investigation is in its early stages.  As additional information develops, it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs. 

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, Real Time Crime Center, Operations Command, and Victim Services responded as well. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Echols is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/

The report number for this incident is 20180917-201000.

 

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