CMPD Arrests Third Suspect In New Year’s Day Homicide

3rd Update:

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit have charged a third suspect for his involvement in the murder of Carnis Ferdinand Poindexter.

Tyler Hokes, 19, has been charged with 1st degree murder, shooting into an occupied dwelling and five counts of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill.  Police say Poindexter was arrested on September 12th.

The investigation into this murder case is active and ongoing, according to a news release.

2nd Update:

The CMPD has charged 20-year-old Ronald Benbow III in connection with the New Year’s Day murder of 53-year-old Carnis Ferdinand Poindexter.

Benbow is charged with First Degree Murder, Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling, and five counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon Intent to Kill.

Police say the case is still under investigation and more information will be released as it develops.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Sinnott is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Update:

Detectives have charged 19-year-old Furquan Ali Thompson with the January 1st, 2019, murder of 53-year-old Carnis Poindexter.

Furquan was arrested on March 26th, 2019 following an investigation into the deadly shooting.

He is charged with First Degree Murder, five counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon Intent to Kill, and Discharging a Weapon into an Occupied Property.

Original Story:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has identified the man who was found shot and killed on a north Charlotte porch early Tuesday morning.

Police say Carnis Ferdinand Poindexter, 53, was found suffering from gunshot wounds on the front porch of a residence in the 8300 block of Highlander Court in Charlotte.

The shooting occurred at about 3 a.m. and MEDIC pronounced Poindexter dead at the scene.  Authorities believe Poindexter was shot in the street in front of the residence before running to the porch, where he died.

The case is still under investigation and anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Sinnott is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.