10/05/2012 10:14 PM.
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation at 5829 Hunting Ridge Lane in the Independence Division. The call for service came in at 10:14 p.m. on Friday, October 05, 2012.
Independence 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 victim was pronounced deceased by Medic at 10:29 p.m. His name will be released once family notification has been made.
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 Burkard 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 2012-1005-2214-02.