UPDATE: Garrett Hall, sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and remains hospitalized. Tevin Horton, sustained a gunshot wound to the arm; he was treated and released. Detectives continue to aggressively work this case for additional leads and information. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit and A/D/W Unit are conducting an investigation into a shooting in the 5900 block of Timbertop Lane which left one male deceased and two others seriously injured. The incident took place in the Hickory Grove Division. The call for service came in at 12:19 am. The victim has been positively identified as Kevin Washington. This is Charlotte's 31st homicide of 2012. (possibly 32nd)
Hickory Grove Division patrol officers responded to a shots fired call for service with multiple people shot. When officers arrived on scene, they located three males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. One victim was pronounced deceased on scene by Medic. Two others were transported to Carolinas Medical Center for treatment.
Detectives are canvassing surrounding homes to determine if anyone has information that will aid the investigation. According to preliminary witness statements, a large number of people were attending a party at 6008 Timbertop Lane. An altercation between two separate groups precipitated the shooting, which took place outside on Timbertop Lane.
The investigation is in its early stages, as additional information develops, it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs. Crime Scene Search responded to the call for service to process the scene and collect physical evidence. The Gang Unit, Vice & Narcotics Unit and the K-9 Unit responded to the scene to assist in the investigation. Representatives of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Homicide Prosecution Team responded to the scene as well.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Sarvis is the lead detective assigned to the case. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.