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CMPD Investigating 2 Homicides Over Span Of 12 Hours

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CMPD is investigating two homicides in Charlotte in the past 12 hours. They are the 30th and 31st homicides of the year.

On Tuesday evening at 9:32 p.m., police received a call for service on the 6400 block of Heatherbrook Avenue in northeast Charlotte. They found Qa’dir Avery Alverest, 17, with a gunshot wound outside of a home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Wednesday morning at 7:25 a.m., officers responded for an assist on a MEDIC call near the intersection of Willilyn Lane and Huntwood Drive in west Charlotte. They found 41-year-old Joshua Leland Cox with a gunshot wound; he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigations into both homicides still are ongoing. Anyone with additional information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS, or contact Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or charlottecrimestoppers.com.