Police: 21-Year-Old Man Kills 3 Before Shooting Himself In Huntersville

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Huntersville Police say they are investigating after a 21-year-old man shot and killed three people before shooting himself in the first week of June.

Detectives with the Huntersville Police Department say they opened a homicide investigation on June 1st after finding 58-year-old Michael Elliott dead at a home on Caldwell Station Road around 3 p.m.

Detectives say due to circumstances surrounding Elliott’s death, a homicide investigation began.

Officers say on June 2nd they found a second homicide victim, identified as 26-year-old Kendrick Knight, in a nearby wooded area.

As the investigation continued into Thursday, June 3rd, detectives say they found a third homicide victim, identified as 41-year-old Philip Jewell, in his home (located in the same neighborhood as the first two victims).

Detectives say inside Jewell’s home they found the suspect, 21-year-old Michael Matocha, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Michael Matocha

The investigation into this case remains active and ongoing.

Police ask anyone with more information to call Lieutenant Sean Freeston at 704-464-5400 or the North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers at 704-896-7867 or