CMPD Makes Arrest in East Charlotte Stabbing Death

Case Update: November 16, 2009, 8:50 a.m.

 On Sunday, November 15, 2009, CMPD was able to swiftly locate Carlos Octaviano Andres, DOB, 09/06/1984. Mr. Andres was transported to the Law Enforcement Center and was interviewed by Homicide Detectives in reference to the murder that occurred at 1939 Eastway Drive .  Carlos Octaviano Andres was arrested for the murder of Eric Martinez Garcia, DOB, 08/25/1985. Mr. Andres was also charged with two counts of ADWIKISI (Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury) in reference to the other two victims. Mr. Andres was transported to Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office where he remains in their custody.

 The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is actively looking for additional suspects at this time.  Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak to a homicide detective or contact Detectives A. Fant at 704-336-8297 or M. Santiago at 704-336-6044. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.    



Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department are investigating multiple stabbings that occurred at 1939 Eastway Drive , which left one person deceased. The deceased has been identified; pending notification of next of kin, his name is being withheld.

Shortly before 2:30 a.m. on November 15, 2009, Eastway Division officers responded to a call for service in reference to an assault with a deadly weapon. The altercation stemmed from a verbal disagreement that took place at a local bar. When officers arrived, there were a total of three victims suffering from multiple stab wounds in the parking lot of the Townhomes of Ashbrook. All three victims were transported to CMC Main with life threatening injuries.

Based on initial witness statements, the victims were stabbed subsequent to an altercation in the parking lot. The suspects are described as five Hispanic males, two of which left in a green vehicle. This incident does not appear to be a random event, but rather an ongoing dispute. ADW and Homicide Detectives are in the process of interviewing multiple witnesses.   

This investigation is in its early stages.  Detectives with the Homicide Unit, ADW Unit, Vice and Narcotics, Firearms and Gang Units are on scene and will continue to work the investigation. Crime Scene Search is on scene as well, photographing the scene and collecting physical evidence.

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

 Ofc. Rosalyn “Rozz” Harrington

Public Affairs Officer

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

601 East Trade Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

Office: 704-336-2338

Mobile: 980-225-4050

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