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Police Report 2 Homicides In Charlotte Over Memorial Day Weekend

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Police say two people were killed in separate homicides reported over the Memorial Day weekend in Charlotte.

Just after 4 p.m. Saturday, officers were called to a home in the 3300 block of Biscayne Drive, near Eastway Drive in east Charlotte, for a welfare check. There, they found 29-year-old Ashly Marie Marquez dead.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police haven’t said how they think Marquez died, but they called arson detectives to the scene. Within a day, two people — 30-year-old June Kennard Brantley and 31-year-old Troy Ricardo Privette Jr. — were arrested. Brantley was charged with first-degree murder, and Privette was charged with accessory after the fact. Both face charges of concealing a death.

Then, just before 12:30 a.m. Monday, someone called 911 to report an assault in the 5200 block of Twin Brook Drive, near Gibbon Road in north Charlotte. When police got there, they found 21-year-old Sherlyn Drew shot to death.

So far, no arrests have been reported in Drew’s death. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says detectives are still investigating both slayings. Anyone with information can call 704-432-8477.

There have been 45 homicides reported by CMPD this year compared to 35 at this point in 2020.

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