Detectives capture suspects in night club shooting death

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit Detectives are conducting a homicide investigation into a shooting death at the Silver Fox club, 3935 Statesville Avenue. The victim was identified as Juquina Harris, age 28.

Metro Division officers responded to a call for service which came in as a shooting in the parking lot of club Silver Fox. When officers arrived on scene, they found a female lying on the ground outside the club suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene by Medic at 2:13 a.m. Initial statements from witnesses in the parking lot area are that several subjects were involved in a physical altercation in the parking lot near the entrance to the club. Shortly after the fight began, one of these subjects pulled a handgun and multiple shots were fired in the parking lot.

Witnesses on scene stated that a green sedan left the parking lot on Statesville Avenue heading towards the city. At 2:13 a.m., Providence Division officers were dispatched to a call which came in from Carolinas Medical Center stating that a male subject who had been shot was dropped off by at least one other subject in a green Pontiac four door vehicle. Providence Division officers have detained at least one subject who was with the shooting victim when he arrived at the hospital. The vehicle in which they arrived has been secured and will be processed by Crime Scene Search. Detectives are in the process of determining whether or not the subjects who presented themselves to CMC are related to the initial incident at club Silver Fox.

The tireless work of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Homicide Unit detectives led to charges being filed against two brothers for the murder of Jaquina Harris. Earlier Friday, Elijah Akeem Ashford, DOB: 07/16/1986, was arrested by the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team shortly after being notified that a murder warrant had been signed against him. Elijah Ashford was arrested without incident at the intersection of Tappan Place and Academy Street; he is currently at police headquarters. He will later be transported to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, where he will remain in their custody. At this stage of the investigation, it is believed that the two subjects who arrived at CMC were bystanders and that one of the subjects was struck by gunfire.

The Violent Criminal Apprehension Team subsequently arrested Aaron Ashford (in photo) without incident, at 6602 Wisteria Drive, shortly after 3:30 p.m., on Friday, November 19, 2010. VCAT worked quickly to take both brothers into custody. From the time that VCAT began working the cases until the arrests of both brothers were made, less than a day had passed. Along with the tireless efforts of Homicide Unit Detectives, this case was brought to a quick resolution.

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