Saturday, November 12, 2011

Man Stabbed to Death on Northcliff Drive

Anka Thompson
UPDATE: Anka Lynne Thompson was arrested and charged with the murder of Mr. Gaskins. The two were known to each other as this was not a random act of violence. Ms. Thompson has been transported to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, where she will remain in their custody.  
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department A/D/W and Homicide Units are conducting an investigation into an A/D/W, which left one person dead. The incident took place at 1824 Northcliff Drive in the Metro Division. The call for service came in at 11:13 pm on Friday, November 11, 2011. The victim has been identified as Leonard Gaskins.

Metro Division officers responded to an Assault with a Deadly Weapon call for service. Upon their arrival, they located the victim suffering from an apparent stab wound. Medic responded to the scene and transported the victim to Carolinas Medical Center-Main where he succumbed to his injuries. Detectives are canvassing the neighborhood locating witnesses and additional information.

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