Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Two Killed & Three Arrested for Murder and Armed Robbery

Dominick Cole
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit is conducting an investigation that occurred in the Freedom Division. The call for service was reported at 6:45 p.m. on November 21, 2011. The victims have been identified as Benjamin Acahua-Itehua and Floriberto Acahua-Itehua.

CMPD Freedom Division officers responded to a Missing Persons call for service near the 11200 block of Mt. Holly Road. The caller advised that he had not seen or spoken to his cousin in several days.

When officers arrived at the residence, they located evidence that was consistent with foul play. Another complainant arrived at the residence to check on his employee who had not shown up for work.

Efrain Tzompaxtle
The officers then contacted Missing Persons and Homicide Unit detectives to take the lead on the investigation. Based upon information developed during the course of the investigation, there was missing property, including vehicles that belonged to the victims. Detectives canvassed the neighborhood to follow any leads and additional information.

Upon further investigation, suspects were developed and a BOLO (Be On the Look Out) was sent out to surrounding agencies. Within a short time period, three suspects were apprehended; Aquilino Tzompaxtle, Dominick Vershon Cole and Efrain Tzompaxtle. This is not a random act of violence; the victims and suspects were known to each other.

Aquillino Tzompaxtle
Detectives with the Homicide Unit as well as the Fayetteville Police Department and the Florence County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina worked cohesively together to apprehend these suspects.

Each suspect has been charged with 2 counts of Murder and Armed Robbery, and will be transported to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office where they will remain in their custody.