3rd Homicide in 24 Hours Makes September 1st Charlotte’s Deadliest Day of 2013 So Far

From The Charlotte Observer by Steve Lyttle, September 2, 2013

The deadliest day so far this year in Charlotte ended Sunday night with a third homicide case, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say.

The most recent killing was reported in north Charlotte’s Derita area. The victim’s name has not been released yet.

Meanwhile, CMPD homicide detectives are working to make arrests in two fatal shootings that happened less than two hours apart early Sunday morning. No arrests have been announced in those cases.

Sunday’s deaths come on the heels of two fatal shootings Thursday. A man was killed near a southwest Charlotte apartment complex, and an alleged robber was shot to death by a clerk at a north Charlotte convenience store.

The most recent case was reported shortly before 10:30 p.m. Sunday in the 5400 block of Manning Road, according to CMPD. That is in a community bordered by Nevin Road, North Graham Street, and West Sugar Creek Road.

Police say they received a call about an assault, and they arrived to find a man dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Detectives spent much of the night canvassing the neighborhood in an effort to get clues.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact detectives at 704-432-TIPS.

The first of the homicides was reported just a few minutes after Saturday turned into Sunday.

Police say they were called shortly before 12:05 a.m. to a residence in the 9200 block of Trinity Road, off Beatties Ford Road in northwest Charlotte.

Investigators say they arrived to find a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was identified later as Earnest Sean Milton, 34. Police are not saying what might have led to the shooting.

About 90 minutes after being called to Trinity Road, police were summoned to the El Gavilan Club in the 3800 block of Driftwood Drive, off Central Avenue. The victim in that shooting was identified as Jose Jesus Hernandez-Diaz, 26.

Detectives say another person was shot and suffered life-threatening injuries. Police say they believe the shootings took place inside the club.

Police also are asking for the public’s help in the Trinity Road and Driftwood Drive homicide cases. Anyone with information can call detectives at 704-432-TIPS, or they can leave information with Crime Stoppers, 704-334-1600.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/09/02/4282104/3rd-homicide-in-24-hours-in-charlotte.html#storylink=cpy
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