Category Archives: North Carolina

Killed – Cedric Miller (Charlotte, NC)

Cedric Miller

On July 14, 2013, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department officers responded to Lakewood Avenue in reference to “a person shot” and located the victim, Cedric Lamar Miller lying unresponsive in the roadway. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

They found 43-year-old Cedric Lavar Miller  dead on the sidewalk just by Faith Memorial Baptist Church early Sunday morning.

 

http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/CMPD/organization/investigative/ViolentCrimes/Homicide-ADW/Pages/OpenInvestigations.aspx

http://www.wbtv.com/story/22835321/1-person-shot-killed-near-night-club

http://www.wccbcharlotte.com/news/local/Police-Looking-for-Clues-in-Northwest-Charlotte-Shooting-215460101.html?m=y&smobile=y

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charlotte/obituary-preview.aspx?n=cedric-miller&pid=165924736&referrer=218

http://www.tributes.com/show/Cedric-Lavar-Miller-96161391

http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/14043/id/2174325

Killed – Michael Brandon Moss (Lewisville, NC)

Michael Brandon Moss

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A Clemmons man pleaded guilty this morning to charges he fatally shot another man after he caught him having sex with his estranged wife, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

James Michael Burcham, 36, of Sir Knight Circle, pleaded guilty in Forsyth Superior Court to second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Michael Brandon Moss, 28. Moss’s body was found wrapped in plastic trash bags with a futon on top in the woods in Lewisville on July 15, 2013. He was shot three times.

Burcham was initially charged with first-degree murder and felony failure to report a death. Judge William Z. Wood of Forsyth Superior Court sentenced Burcham to 22 years to 27 years and three months in prison.

According to court testimony today, James Burcham shot Moss after he caught him having sex with his estranged wife, Sheena Burcham, the night of July 13, 2013. Burcham wrapped Moss’s body and dumped it.

Sheena Burcham told investigators that she saw James Burcham shoot Moss and that her husband forced her to go with him to Indiana and West Virginia after Moss’s body was found. Authorities picked the couple up in West Virginia on July 16.

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Moss’ body was discovered around noon Monday in the 200 block of Beech Valley Road in Lewisville.

According to the complaint, Sheena Burcham separated from James Burcham in February and was on a date with Moss on July 13. She said that James Burcham broke into her house, where she and Moss were having sex, and shot Moss after watching them for about 10 minutes. She said her husband forced her to get into her car and follow him while he got rid of Moss’ car.

On the morning of July 14, she said she helped James Burcham get his truck and they went to his house, where their two sons were staying. Then James Burcham returned to his wife’s house to get rid of Moss’ body, she said.

Sheena Burcham said that she went to work on July 15, returned to take care of her children and went to sleep. James Burcham later woke her up, telling her that he had gone back to where he had dumped Moss’ body and discovered that the body had been found, she said. He forced her to leave with him and they drove to Indiana, where he tried to kill himself by taking Oxycodone and drinking, according to the complaint.

http://myfox8.com/2014/10/10/clemmons-man-pleads-guilty-to-shooting-man-after-catching-him-having-sex-with-estranged-wife/

http://myfox8.com/2013/07/19/man-arrested-in-lewisville-shooting-death/

http://www.wxii12.com/news/man-sentenced-in-death-of-man-found-in-lewisville-woods/29055938

http://www.news-record.com/news/crime/article_4c960ece-f07f-11e2-a1a4-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/piedmont/man-charged-with-murder-after-body-found-in-lewisville-woods/21060426

http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/piedmont/winstonsalem-man-found-shot-to-death-in-lewisville-woods/21004756

http://www.salemfh.com/obituaries/2101/

http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/estranged-wife-of-murder-suspect-says-husband-shot-man-after/article_aa22fe56-0530-11e3-94a0-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.camelcitydispatch.com/tag/michael-brandon-moss/

Killed – Mario Douglas (Concord, NC)

Mario Douglas

ALISBURY, N.C. — Police have made an arrest in the July killing of a Midland man in the Silver Hill community of Concord.

At about 12:45 p.m. on July 13, Concord police responded to the report of a shooting in the area of 204 Alberta Ct., Concord. Responding officers found Mario Sundray Douglas, 30, dead from a gunshot wound.

On Tuesday at about 9 a.m., authorities in Salisbury arrested Cecil Jermaine Clay, 29, of 216 W. Geroid St., East Spencer, according to information provided by CPD.

He is charged with first degree murder in the case and is being held without bond in the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office.

His first court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.

The investigation indicates that Cecil Clay was acquainted with the victim, and investigators believe the shooting is related to a domestic situation.

Friends described Douglas, known as “T-Bird,” as hard-working family man who loved to dance. His sister, Monique Price, said he was trying to open a landscaping business. He left behind two children, aged 11 and 5.

Residents of Silver Hill – a community off Old Charlotte Road SW in Concord where Douglas spent much of his time — believe Douglas was killed as part of a setup.

Police say the shooting was domestic-related. She says Douglas and the mother of one of his children got into an argument the night before the shooting.

 

http://www.independenttribune.com/news/man-charged-with-first-degree-murder-in-concord-shooting-death/article_816e4c9e-1fbc-11e3-850c-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/police-1-shot-killed-concord-saturday/nYp3R/

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/02/11014624/

http://www.wbtv.com/story/22833241/concord-police-are-investigating-a-death-on-albemarle

http://www.tributes.com/show/Mario-Sundray-Douglas-96153718

Killed – Quastepheon Hardison (Greenville, NC)

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GREENVILLE, N.C. –
Police say the shooting of a 20-year-old man in Greenville was a gang crime.

Investigators said 17-year-old Deon Daniels was charged with murder in the shooting death early Saturday morning of 20-year-old Quastepheon Hardison. Daniels turned himself in later Sunday.

Authorities said Hardison’s body was found in the street around 2:30 a.m. after officers were called about shots being fired. Police said the two men were in rival gangs.

Police say Daniels was released from jail on bond in June and has a number of unrelated pending charges against him including possession with intent to sell or distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, trespassing and resisting a public officer.

http://www.wjtv.com/story/22837492/greenville-murder-suspect-suspect-turns-self-in

http://www.wnct.com/story/22831808/homicide-investigation-underway-in-greenville

http://www.wcti12.com/news/man-killed-in-early-morning-shooting/20964114

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/crime/2014/07/02/11014748/

http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/Man-Dies-After-Shooting-In-Greenville-215376121.html

http://www.wral.com/robersonville-man-killed-in-greenville-shooting/12659733/

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/15/weekend-gun-report-july-12-14-2013/?_r=0

Killed – Latasha Vanessa Petty (Shelby, NC)

Latasha Vanessa Petty

SHELBY — The district attorney’s office has ruled that a man was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed a woman early Saturday morning during an altercation at a local apartment complex, according to Shelby police.

Steven Tyrell Morris, 20, was arrested Saturday after Latasha Vanessa Petty, 24, of Bessemer City, was found shot to death in the parking lot of the Parkside Villas on Ramblewood Road.

Police presented the case to the district attorney’s office, which determined that Morris was acting in self-defense, according to a press release Tuesday from the Shelby Police Department.

“It’s believed that the shooting started over an altercation that happened earlier that day, but that is still under investigation.” Shelby Police Capt. Rick Stafford said.

Evidence found at the scene and statements gathered from witnesses pointed to self-defense, Stafford said.

“We have video evidence from the apartment complex,” Stafford said. “We also found two guns on the scene, and one gun belonged to the victim.”

One female died from a gunshot wound early Saturday morning.

http://www.shelbystar.com/news/local/killing-ruled-self-defense-updated-5-08-p-m-1.172781

http://www.shelbystar.com/news/local/police-id-victims-killed-1.172515

http://www.wbtv.com/story/22832991/shooting-in-shelby-1-female-died-from-injuries

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/woman-shot-killed-shelby-identified/nYrMY/

http://www.enloes.net/2013/2013%20obits/July/Latasha%20Petty.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/shelbystar/obituary.aspx?pid=165881589

http://www.shelbyinfo.com/latasha-vanessa-cookie-petty-cms-6179

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Man (Charlotte, NC)

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) –
Charlotte police say they have arrested a man that killed two people in northeast Charlotte last week.

Levi Johnson Jr., 23, is charged with two counts of first degree murder, two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and four counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle causing serious injury, according to a news release from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Johnson was arrested on Cottonwood Street Friday morning.

He is charged in the killing of 21-year-old Inna Xiomara Gonzalez and 22-year-old Davion Najee Funderburk on July 11.

Police say Johnson shot them from a moving vehicle on the 6300 block of Reagan Drive just after 1 p.m.

Two other people were also shot in the incident and are expected to be okay.

http://www.wbtv.com/story/22884485/police-make-arrest-in-deadly-ne-charlotte-drive-by-shooting

http://www.wbtv.com/story/22817634/police-one-dead-3

http://www.qcitymetro.com/news/articles/man_arrested_in_suspected_driveby_shooting123927915.cfm

http://m.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/police-victims-identified-2nd-person-dies-reagan-d/nYpTg/

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/man-charged-north-charlotte-drive-shooting-killed-/nYwzd/

http://www.14news.com/story/22817634/police-one-dead-3

http://www.aegriersonsfcc.com/obituaries/Davion-Funderburk/#!/Obituary

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charlotte/obituary-preview.aspx?n=davion-funderburk&pid=165912051&referrer=218

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/police-victims-identified-2nd-person-dies-reagan-d/nYpTg/

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Man (Charlotte, NC)

male

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) –
Charlotte police say they have arrested a man that killed two people in northeast Charlotte last week.

Levi Johnson Jr., 23, is charged with two counts of first degree murder, two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and four counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle causing serious injury, according to a news release from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Johnson was arrested on Cottonwood Street Friday morning.

He is charged in the killing of 21-year-old Inna Xiomara Gonzalez and 22-year-old Davion Najee Funderburk on July 11.

Police say Johnson shot them from a moving vehicle on the 6300 block of Reagan Drive just after 1 p.m.

Two other people were also shot in the incident and are expected to be okay.

http://www.wbtv.com/story/22884485/police-make-arrest-in-deadly-ne-charlotte-drive-by-shooting

http://www.wbtv.com/story/22817634/police-one-dead-3

http://www.qcitymetro.com/news/articles/man_arrested_in_suspected_driveby_shooting123927915.cfm

http://m.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/police-victims-identified-2nd-person-dies-reagan-d/nYpTg/

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/man-charged-north-charlotte-drive-shooting-killed-/nYwzd/

http://www.14news.com/story/22817634/police-one-dead-3

http://www.aegriersonsfcc.com/obituaries/Davion-Funderburk/#!/Obituary

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charlotte/obituary-preview.aspx?n=davion-funderburk&pid=165912051&referrer=218

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/police-victims-identified-2nd-person-dies-reagan-d/nYpTg/