Monday, September 26, 2011

15-Year Old Kills Parents in Pineville

The Liewald Family
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation at 12313 Buxton Drive, in the South Division. The call for service was reported at 2:05 a.m., on Monday, September 26, 2011. The victims have been positively identified as Christian Hans Liewald and Cassie Meghan Buckaloo.

Homicide Unit Detectives have arrested the suspect,15-year Matthew Liewald and charged him with the Murder of his Father and Step-Mother.  Liewaldhas also been charged with Armed Robbery and Attempted Auto Theft.
South Division Officers initially responded to a Check the Welfare call placed by a male subject who stated that he needed the police but refused to say why. The subject then called 911 again and stated that he had shot his dad and his step-mother. The subject identified himself and stated that he would be sitting on a nearby street corner waiting for officers to arrive.

When officers arrived on scene, they took the subject into custody. Two officers then drove to the address on Buxton Drive where they found a male and an female, both deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. Once officers determined that there were no additional subjects inside the residence they secured the scene and called for the Homicide Unit. The subject who called 911 has been transported to police headquarters. Homicide Unit Detectives will canvass the neighborhood to determine if there are any witnesses to the incident.

Crime Scene Search responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence. Detectives with the Special Victims Division responded to the scene to assist in the investigation.

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

* More Info @ Charlotte Observer