Monday, June 11, 2012

Man Shot & Killed on Wilora Lake Rd

UPDATE:  Detectives with the Homicide Unit have charged and arrested Bobby Renard Glenn with the murder of Gregory Lamont Kilgo. Mr. Glenn is currently at CMPD Headquarters and will shortly be transported to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, where he will remain in their custody. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit are conducting an investigation into a shooting that occurred at the 5600 block of Wilora Lake Road which left one man dead. The deceased has been identified as Christopher (Chris) Cordero.  The call for service came in at 5:34 p.m. on June 11, 2012.  This is the 23rd murder in Charlotte in 2012.

Hickory Grove patrol officers responded to a 911 call for service on Wilora Lake Road in reference to one male shot in a driveway. Upon arrival the victim was located and pronounced deceased by Medic.

The initial investigation indicates that the suspects and the victim had altercation in the driveway which led to the shooting. This does not appear to be a random act of violence. We believe at this time that the victim and suspects are known to one another.

According to witnesses the suspects are described as two black males, one with dreadlocks. They were last seen fleeing the scene in a white SUV, possibly a Ford Explorer, towards Sharon Amity Road. The K-9 Unit responded and attempted to track the suspect. Patrol units, as well as the helicopter, circulated the area but officers have been unable to locate the suspects at this time. Detectives are currently canvassing the area to determine if anyone saw or heard anything in the moments leading up to the shooting that will aid in the investigation.

Crime Scene Search responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence. Representatives of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Homicide Prosecution Team as well as the Vice and Gang Unit responded to the scene.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective D. Abbott is the lead detective assigned to the case. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.