Police Release 911 Call From Double Homicide At Home In Providence Country Club
Police say the man accused of killing two people, including a 15-year-old girl, has died from injuries he sustained due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Investigators say 23-year-old John Bocek knew a 16-year-old girl who lived inside the home on Glenn Abbey Way.
CMPD also released a brief 911 call from the incident. You hear the caller tell dispatch that three people have been shot inside the home.
Police believe Bocek forced his way into the home Sunday morning. While inside, he fatally shot Matthew Chaplin, who was the father of the 16-year-old, and Jenna Hewitt, a 15-year-old friend who was a guest for the night, according to a news release.
After her friend and father were shot, the 16-year-old was able to run to a neighbor’s house to call 911, according to a news release. Police say the 16-year-old was not physically harmed during the incident.
Police said at the time of the incident they had warrants charging Bocek with robbery and assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a crime that occurred at the same address last week. Police say in that incident, Bocek was accused of physically assaulting the 16-year-old and then taking her phone. Officers say they had not been able to locate Bocek to serve the warrants in the case.
John Bocek posted the following on Instagram just four days ago.
A records check of Bocek shows he has an extensive criminal history that dates back to 2013. He has 12 convictions for crimes like breaking and entering motor vehicles, larceny and possession charges.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Original Story (Posted on Feb. 24th, 2019):
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Neighbors shaken after a double murder in a quiet South Charlotte community.
The youngest person killed was just 15 years old.
Investigators found 51-year-old Matthew Chaplin dead inside a home on Glen Abbey Way near the Providence Country Club.
Police aren’t naming the 15-year-old victim, but friends say she went to Ardrey Kell High School.
“All of us are just like, we’re all in shock,” says classmate Vaishnavi Reddy.
Classmates showed up at the crime scene after the school’s principal sent out a phone message.
“She is a student, she’s like one of us, she’s a teenager who has so much in front of her, and my friend, my good friend, she couldn’t handle it. They were good friends with each other,” Reddy says.
Police aren’t looking for any suspects, but say a third person found shot at the scene was taken to the hospital.
Sources say that person may have been the one who opened fire on the others.
Neighbors say they have a close connection to the family.
“The family that was involved here has been here a long time, since probably the late ’80’s or early ’90’s so a lot of people know them and have played golf with them and so forth,” says neighbor Roger Robison.
Police and neighbors both say this type of crime is extremely rare here.
“An instant shock of course, this is one of the last places you’d expect to see something like that happen. But we understand and accept it, but we’re certainly concerned for the neighbors themselves and what they’re going through,” Robinson says.