Friday, October 14, 2011

Detectives Investigating Homicide on Rogers Street

Derrick Huey
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit and A/D/W Unit are conducting an investigation into a shooting which occurred in the front yard of 3727 Rogers Street.  The call for service was reported at 10:56 pm on Thursday, October 13, 2011. The victim has been positively identified as James Love.  CMPD has charged Derrick Huey with murder.

Metro Division Officers responded to an ADW-with Injury call. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a male subject lying on the ground suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Medic arrived and transported the victim to Carolinas Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased upon arrival.

Based upon initial witness statements, Mr. James Love and Derrick Huey were involved in an altercation which led to the shooting. The two men were known to each other- this is not a random act of violence. Huey was located a short distance away and has been transported to police headquarters for questioning and booked in the Mecklenburg County Jail.

Detectives are currently canvassing the surrounding neighborhood to determine if there are any additional witnesses to the incident. Detectives are not looking for any additional suspects at this time.

Clinicians with the Child Development-Community Policing (CDCP) Program, as there were several children inside the home at the time of the incident. The CDCP is a partnership between the CMPD and Mecklenburg County Provided Services Organization. For additional information on the CDCP, click here.

Crime Scene Search responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence/ forensic evidence. The Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Homicide Prosecution Team responded to the scene as well.

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