09/27/2012 04:13 AM.
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation at 1809 Garibaldi Avenue in the Metro Division. The call for service came in at 4:13 a.m. on September 27, 2012.
Metro Division patrol officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call with injuries. When officers arrived on scene, they located a male subject suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male was transported to CMC Main where he was pronounced deceased at 4:59 a.m. The victim has been identified as Johnny Peay, DOB: 06/13/1987. His family has been notified of his death.
At this time detectives believe that the victim and suspect possibly knew one another and have no reason to believe this was a random act of violence. The suspect is believed to be a black male with a medium to dark complexion, approximately 6’0” and wearing glasses. He was seen fleeing the scene, possibly in a silver four-door vehicle.
Detectives with the Homicide Unit are canvassing the neighborhood to determine whether there are any witnesses to this incident. 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 and the Vice and Gang Unit responded to the scene.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Tisdale 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 2012-0927-0413-00.