Dequillar Thomas Moore (left) Justin Eric Hood (right)
CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have arrested two men in connection to a homicide investigation in northwest Charlotte.
Dequillar Thomas Moore, 27, and Justin Eric Hood, 29, have both been charged for their involvement in this case. At this time, detectives have been unable to notify the victim's family.
Officers were called out the the 4400 block of Eddleman Road at 2:45 a.m. on Thursday in reference to an assault with a deadly weapon.
When officers arrived they found a man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased on scene.
Detectives said on the same day, officers from the Mount Holly Police Department and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol pursued a vehicle in to Mecklenburg County where the vehicle crashed as it attempted to make a turn onto Sandy Porter Road from S. Tryon Street.
The driver, identified as Moore, jumped and ran from the vehicle and a K-9 United tracked him to a wooded area nearby where he was taken into custody. Moore was taken to police HQ where he was interviewed by detectives. Following the interview, Moore was charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Information gathered during the course of the investigation led detectives in identifying Hood as a second suspect. On Thursday night, the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team located Hood and arrested him without incident.
Hood is charged with murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and assault with a deadly weapon.
The is an ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective. The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.