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CMPD Investigating 2 Homicides Over Span Of 12 Hours

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TONY WEBSTER
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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.

Jodie Valade has been a Digital News and Engagement Editor for WFAE since 2019. Since moving to Charlotte in 2015, she has worked as a digital content producer for NASCAR.com and a freelance writer for publications ranging from Charlotte magazine to The Athletic to The Washington Post and New York Times. Before that, Jodie was an award-winning sports features and enterprise reporter at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio. She also worked at The Dallas Morning News covering the Dallas Mavericks — where she became Mark Cuban's lifelong email pen pal — and at The Kansas City Star. She has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Master of Education from John Carroll University. She is originally from Rochester Hills, Michigan.