05/01/2012 10:23 PM.
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit are conducting an investigation into a Kidnapping and Attempted Murder that occurred in the Providence Division at the 4200 block of Knob Oak Lane. The call for service came in at 10:23 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
Westover Division patrol officers initially responded to a call for service at the Beacon Ridge Apartments off South Boulevard in reference to a kidnapping. Upon arrival they located two adult female victims on scene. The husband of one of the victims stated their child, the third victim, had been kidnapped from another location.
The two victims on scene were transported from the Beacon Ridge Apartments to police headquarters where they were interviewed by Homicide Detectives. During the course of the investigation it was determined that one of the victims was in fact the suspect.
Homicide Detectives were able to locate the child unharmed a short time later in the Providence Division. The suspect has been identified as Andrea Endara DOB: 11/10/1987. Ms. Endara is being charged with Attempted Murder, three counts of Kidnapping, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Assault on a Child Under 12. The suspect was transported to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office where she remains in custody.
Crime Scene Search responded to the incident location to process the scene and collect physical evidence.
As additional information develops in this case 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 Strother is the lead detective assigned to the case. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. For additional information, reference CMPD complaint number 20120501222300.