Saturday, April 16, 2011

CMPD Homicide Unit Investigating a Robbery/Murder in the North Division

Case Update:  Detectives with the CMPD Homicide Unit signed warrants on three suspects last night charging them with the robbery and murder of Mr. Wallace. All three suspects were taken into custody without incident late last night by the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team.

The following three suspects have been charged with Murder, Armed Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery:  Ngai Yarre Sutton, Robert Lee McPhail, and Damon Kenneth Grimes.

The incident occurred at the residence of Mr. Grimes, where he along with Mr. McPhail and Mr. Sutton conspired to rob Mr. Wallace during a transaction to purchase a large quantity of marijuana.  Mr. Wallace was shot during the robbery and succumbed to his injuries hours later at CMC.

This incident was not a random act of violence, as Mr. Wallace and Mr. Grimes were known associates. This incident remains under active investigation and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit Detectives are conducting an investigation into a robbery/shooting which occurred at 4822 Woodstone Drive. The incident was reported at 12:46 p.m. on April 16, 2011. Family notification has been made and the victim has been identified as Larry Dean Wallace, 40.

North Division officers responded to an A/D/W call for service in reference to a male subject who had been shot. Upon their arrival, officers located a subject suffering from a gunshot wound. Medic arrived and transported the subject to Carolinas Medical Center with life threatening injuries. Based on initial witness statements, the victim stated he came to the residence to visit a friend, when the robbery occurred shortly after his arrival.

The victim was later pronounced by medical staff at 9:14 p.m. on April 16, 2011.   At this stage of the investigation, detectives have spoken to witnesses and canvassing the neighborhood following any leads that will aid in the investigation.  Crime Scene Search processed the scene and collected physical evidence.   ADW and Robbery Detectives assisted with 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 Ward is the lead detective assigned to the case.  In addition, you may also anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.