Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department
In September 2005, Charlotte Mecklenburg (NC) Police Department responded to four shootings, including a homicide where gunfire from outside an apartment struck the occupant; and an armed robbery where a newspaper deliveryman was carjacked and shot. Using NIBIN, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department was able to link all of the shootings. In October 2005, officers recovered the stolen vehicle and, using DNA, were later able to identify a suspect. In January 2006, detectives executed a search warrant at the suspect’s residence, recovered a 9mm pistol, and arrested the suspect. Ballistics examination matched the pistol to all four shootings. In October 2007, following admissions related to the homicide and armed carjacking; the suspect pled guilty to 2nd degree murder and was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. In January 2008, following arrest and conviction, the second suspect from the armed carjacking was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment.