UPDATE: CMPD has confirmed that Latrisha Blackwood has been located and interviewed, and detectives have determined that all children have been accounted for and no one is missing.
CHARLOTTE, NC – Two people are dead and now Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are looking for a missing child.
On Sunday, the CMPD SWAT Team surrounded apartments in East Charlotte where police say a man killed himself after murdering a woman a few miles way.
Police have identified the shooter as 27-year-old Cameron Phillips.
“It felt a little shaky when I came to visit him. It felt a little odd,” said Courtney Martin, an East Charlotte resident.
That’s how long time friend, Courtney Martin, describes her last interaction with the man police say shot and killed 29-year-old Alisa Mackey.
The shooting happened Sunday morning at apartments on Perth Court in East Charlotte.
“I told him to take care of your business and you don’t have to physically mess with this other lady but I guess it just got to be too much for him because this happened,” said Martin.
Several hours later, police were able to track down Phillips a few miles away at the Mission Reedy Creek Apartments off East W.T. Harris Boulevard.
A CMPD SWAT Team surrounded Phillips in a stand-off that lasted for hours.
“Entry was made into the apartment by SWAT officers and there was an individual located inside the residence who appears to be deceased at this point from a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” said Captain Rob Dance.
Neighbors and close family friends are worried about the two small children involved.
Police say one child was located in the first apartment where Mackey was killed. That child has been placed with the Department of Social Services.
The second child has not been found.
“We’re still determining right now the whereabouts of that child, but the child is not in the apartment that we just breached so the whereabouts of that child, we’re still trying to track down,” said Dance.
Police are looking for 31-year-old Latrisha Nicole Blackwood who officers say knows where the missing child is.
Friends of the suspect have a message for the small children.
“Your father made a choice. We all wish he was still here and made the right choice but he just didn’t want to put y’all through visitation and all of that,” said Martin.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.