Westover Division - Homicide in the 500 block of Minuet Lane

2/17/2019

Case Update: Thursday, March 07, 2019,

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit have charged Nicholas Beatty, DOB: 04/14/1986, with the murder of Ervin Kenneth Steward. 

Information and evidence gathered by Homicide Detectives during the course of the investigation led them in identifying Beatty as the suspect in this case and obtained warrants for his arrest. Detectives requested the assistance of the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team in locating Beatty. 

Earlier today, VCAT Detectives were assisted by the SBI and the City of Durham Police Department in locating Beatty in Durham, North Carolina. Beatty was transported to the Law Enforcement Center where he was interviewed by homicide detectives. At the conclusion of the interview, Beatty was charged with Murder and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and transported to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office.

This is an ongoing and 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/.  The report number is 20190217-013901.

 

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Case Update: Sunday, February 17, 2019,

The victim in this case has been identified as Ervin Kenneth Steward, DOB: 08/06/1990His 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 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/.  The report number is 20190217-013901.

 

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Sunday, February 17, 2019,

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation in the 500 block of Minuet Lane in the Westover Division.  The call for service came in at 1:39 a.m. on Sunday, February 17, 2019.

Westover Division officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service.  Upon their arrival, officers located an adult male victim in a parking lot located at 5445 Seventy Seven Center Drive with an apparent gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to Carolinas Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.  The deceased victim's identity will be released pending family notification. 

The initial investigation has revealed that the actual shooting took place in a nearby parking lot located at 501 Minuet Ln.   The victim was then transported by witnesses a few blocks away at which time they stopped in another parking lot which is where the officers located them.

Homicide Detectives are currently interviewing witnesses to this incident. 

Crime Scene Search has 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, Victim Services, 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/.  The report number is 20190217-013901.

 

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