Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Man Shot & Killed at the Steeplechase Apartments

WANTED:  Jeremiah Luke
UPDATE II (11/22/11)-  Luke turned himself in to authorities.  He is currently in the Meck County Jail.

UPDATE:   Detectives with the CMPD Homicide Unit have obtained a warrant for the arrest of Jeremiah Lamont Luke charging him with the murder of Mr. Legrande. Homicide Unit Detectives are requesting the assistance from the public in helping to locate Mr. Luke.
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit are conducting an investigation into a shooting which left one man dead at the Steeplechase Apartments. The incident took place in the parking area outside of 7228 Wallace Road, in the Independence Division. The call for service was reported at 12:05 am. The victim has been positively identified as Mikal Lee Legrande.

Independence Division officers responded to an A/D/W call for service in reference to a man who had been shot. When officers arrived on scene, they located the victim lying unresponsive in the parking lot; he was pronounced deceased on the scene. Based upon initial witness statements, the victim and a friend came to the apartment complex to meet another subject.

Witnesses stated that the victim was outside in the parking lot when they heard a gunshot. When they went outside to see what had happened, they found the victim lying in the parking lot suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Detectives are currently following up on leads provided by residents of the complex. Detectives will continue to canvass the complex in the coming hours to determine if anyone saw or heard anything in the area that may be related to this investigation.

Crime Scene Search responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence. The K-9 Unit 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 King is the lead detective assigned to the case. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Side Note: The North Carolina Department of Correction says Luke spent about 13 years in prison after being convicted of second-degree murder in Charlotte in 1995.