Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Homicide Detectives Conducting Investigation in Freedom Division

Brandon Blakeney
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Detectives are conducting an investigation in the Freedom Division.  According to police, this incident was a domestic homicide where a husband shot his wife to death at 2024 Pheasant Glen Road. The victim has been identified as Catherine Elizabeth Ahern Blakeney.

The suspect, Brandon Oneal Blakeney has been charged with murder and is the Mecklenburg County Jail.

Freedom Division officers responded to the residence in reference to a check the welfare call for service. Upon their arrival, they were greeted by the suspect, who allowed the officers in to look for the victim. While conducting a search of the residence, the victim was located deceased. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Law Enforcement Center for questioning.

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 Boulware is the lead detective assigned to this case. In addition, you may call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.