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Homicide under investigation in southeast Charlotte, CMPD confirms

Details about the investigation are limited at this time.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating a homicide in southeast Charlotte.

The investigation is taking place on Pineburr Road near the intersection with Thermal Road, which is near Monroe Road.

Details about the investigation are limited at this time. CMPD has not provided information on a victim, a suspect, or any additional injuries. 

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On Feb. 24, more than three weeks after the crime was committed, CMPD announced two suspects were taken into custody. Makayla Evans-Goodman, 18, was charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. Marod Damont Cloud, 19, was charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

Despite these arrests, CMPD said the case is active and ongoing. Anyone with information pertaining to this case are asked to call 704-432-TIPS or to contact CrimeStoppers at 704-334-1600.

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