Saturday, September 24, 2011

Ex-CMPD Officer Shoots Ex-Wife & Self in Davidson

UPDATE II:  9/28- Jeremy Hester has died from self-inflicted gunshot woundsErin Cobb remains hospitalized at this time. 

UPDATE I:  The victim has been identified as 28-year old Erin Marie Cobb.  Ms. Cobb remains hospitalized and is in stable/critical condition.  The suspect has been identified as 31-year old Jeremy A. Hester.  Hester remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Jeremy Hester is a former CMPD Police Officer, with his last assignment being a patrol officer with the Metro Division.  He was hired on May 14, 2007, and resigned on March 20, 2010, to pursue other employment opportunities.
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit and A/D/W Unit are conducting an investigation into a domestic violence related shooting on Callaway Hills Lane in Davidson, NC. The call for service was reported at 2:02 this morning.

Officers with the Davidson, NC, Police Department responded to an ADW-With Injury call and upon arrival encountered a male subject and a female subject in the front yard, both suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Based upon initial statements of witnesses at the scene, the male subject drove to his ex-wife’s house on Callaway Hills Lane and they got into an argument inside the residence. Witnesses state that moments after they went outside, multiple gunshots were fired.

Based upon evidence gathered at the scene, the male shot his ex-wife in the neck and then turned the gun upon himself, shooting himself in the head. Medic responded to the scene and transported both subjects to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. The victim is currently in critical but stable condition and is out of surgery; the suspect is in critical condition.

Crime Scene Search responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Osorio is the lead detective assigned to the case. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.