Thursday, November 18, 2010

Woman Killed Outside Strip Club- Two Brothers Arrested

UPDATE: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit detectives have filed murder charges against two brothers for the murder of Jaquina Harris.

The CMPD Violent Criminal Apprehension Team arrested Aaron Ashford and Elijah Ashford without incident.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit Detectives are conducting a homicide investigation in the parking lot of Silver Fox, a strip club located at 3935 Statesville Avenue. The incident was reported at 2:01 am on Thursday, November 18, 2010. The victim has been identified as Juquina Harris.

CMPD Metro Division officers responded to a call about a shooting in the parking lot of club Silver Fox. When officers arrived on scene, they found a female lying on the ground outside the club suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene by Medic at 2:13 a.m.

Initial statements from witnesses in the parking lot area are that several subjects were involved in a physical altercation in the parking lot near the entrance to the club. Shortly after the fight began, one of these subjects pulled a handgun and multiple shots were fired in the parking lot.

Witnesses on scene stated that a green sedan left the parking lot on Statesville Avenue heading towards the city. A short time later, officers were dispatched to a call which came in from Carolinas Medical Center stating that a male subject who had been shot was dropped off by at least one other subject in a green Pontiac four door vehicle. Officers have detained at least one subject who was with the shooting victim when he arrived at the hospital. The vehicle in which they arrived in has been secured and will be processed by Crime Scene. At this stage of the investigation, it is believed that the two subjects who arrived at CMC were bystanders and one of the subjects was struck by gunfire.

Detectives have identified many witnesses both inside the club and in the parking lot area and will conduct interviews at police headquarters. Crime Scene Search responded to the scene to collect physical evidence and photograph the scene. Members of the ADW Unit and Gang Unit assisted the investigation since its inception.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Brandon is the lead detective assigned to the case. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.