UPDATE: The victim in this case, Yoland Cooper, has died as a result of her injuries. Homicide Detectives have now charged Edward T. McClain with Murder and he remains in custody at the Mecklenburg County jail.
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit are conducting an investigation into an aggravated assault that occurred at 4115 Glenwood Drive in the Metro Division. The call for service came in at 3:15 p.m. on July 12, 2012. The female shooting victim has been identified as Yolanda Copper.
Metro Division patrol officers responded to the Knights Inn in reference to a 911 call from the manager. The manager stated that a male staying at the inn called the desk claiming he was being robbed by a female who was in a hotel room with him. When officers arrived on scene, they located a female inside of the hotel room unconscious. Medic responded and transported the female to CMC Main where she remains in critical condition.
The male subject has been identified as Edward Timothy McClain. Mr. McClain was voluntarily transported to CMPD headquarters where he was questioned by detectives. During the course of their investigation Homicide Detectives determined that the female and the suspect were known to one another. Mr. McClain has been charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury. Once detectives complete their interview Mr. McClain will be transported to the Mecklenburg County Jail.
Detectives with the Homicide are still on scene canvassing the area to determine whether there are any witnesses to this incident. 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. Robbery Detectives also responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. Detective Jolly is the lead detective assigned to the case. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.