Sunday, December 18, 2011

Man Shoots Roommate and Self on Donna Drive

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit Detectives are conducting an investigation which left one person deceased. The victim was found inside a residence at 6208 Donna Drive. The victim has been identified as Stephanie Ott.

The initial call for service came into the Charlotte-Fire Department and North Tryon Division officers were assisting with a possible forced entry into the residence.  Once entry was made, the victim was found deceased. Based on their observations, they requested CMPD Homicide Detectives.  At this preliminary stage, it appears the fire was intentionally set. As a neighborhood canvass was being conducted the suspect was located in a storage shed in the backyard of 6234 Donna Drive. The suspect, Robert Stover, barricaded himself in the shed for a brief period of time before he fatally shot himself.

Crime Scene Search responded to the scene to photograph it and collect physical evidence. The Fire Investigations Division, Homicide Unit, ADW, Arson, and the Gang Unit and a representative from the Homicide Prosecution Team responded to the scene to aid 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 Ladd with the Homicide is the lead detective assigned to the case. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.