Monday, March 21, 2011

CMPD Detectives Conducting a Double Murder Investigation

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department ADW and Homicide Units are conducting a death investigation at North Tryon and 24th Streets. The call for service came in at 2:29 a.m., on Monday, March 21, 2011. Two deceased victims were located in the vehicle and are identified as Luis Aguilar-Amezcua and Omar Mendez-Delacruz.

Metro Division officers received a call for service in reference to a personal injury accident of a vehicle that had been traveling inbound on North Tryon Street. The vehicle hit a pole near the intersection of 24th Street. Upon arrival, officers located a total of four occupants; two deceased of gunshot wounds, one suffering from non-life threatening injuries and transported to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment, and the last occupant was transported to the Law Enforcement Center for questioning.

At this time, detectives are looking for an older model SUV, possibly white in color and believe this vehicle may have been involved in this incident. Detectives with the Homicide Unit and ADW Unit are on scene conducting the investigation. Crime Scene Search is on scene as well, photographing the scene and collecting physical evidence.

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