Friday, May 21, 2010
5 Murders in 5 Days - Chief Monroe Responds
To: Media Release
Sent: Thu, May 20, 2010 8:57:45 PM
Subject: Statement from Chief Monroe
The five homicides that our community has experienced over the last five days are troubling; anytime a community experiences a senseless loss of life it is tragic.
I want to ensure our citizens that the CMPD is working aggressively to bring resolution to each and every one of these cases. Investigative Units have made arrests in two of the four homicide cases that have occurred this week including the homicide of Jermaine McJunkins that occurred on Mattoon St. last night and the homicide of Michael Pernell Smith that occurred on Camrose Dr. this past Sunday.
The department has a full compliment of investigative and patrol units working these four cases around the clock and we anticipate additional arrests. Our investigations lead us to believe these murders involve relationships between known associates. None of these four cases are random acts of violence.
The CMPD has increased patrols in neighborhoods affected by these recent cases providing a visible presence to ensure the safety of our citizens. We have deployed specialized units including VCAT , Firearms, Vice/Narcotics and Gang to develop vital information. We continue to receive information from community members that will assist us in solving these cases. The Homicide Unit encourages anyone with information to contact them on the Tips line at 704-432-TIPS.
Chief of Police
601 East Trade Street
Charlotte NC 28202
Props to the Cedar Posts follower who posted this last night!