Sunday, March 18, 2012

Man Shot & Killed on Lone Pine Lane

Armani McDonald
UPDATE: Homicide Unit Detectives worked throughout the night and with the assistance of the community and interviewing witnesses they identified Armani Compton McDonald as the suspect and have charged him with Murder.

During the interviews, a second suspect was identified as having assaulted the victim. He was identified as Terry Sekyere.  He is being charged with assault at this time.  Both Mr. McDonald and Mr. Sekyere are in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit and ADW Unit are conducting an investigation into a shooting at 100 Lone Pine Lane, which left one man dead. The call for service came in at 11:45 p.m., on Saturday, March 17, 2012. The victim has been positively identified as John Darrell Kempson, Jr.

Westover Division patrol officers responded to Lone Pine Lane in reference to an ADW with one subject shot. Upon arrival they located a male subject suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to CMC Main and pronounced deceased a short time later. At this time it is believed that there was an altercation between the parties prior to the shooting.  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 Morales is the lead detective assigned to the case. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.