Homicide Investigation in the University City Division

Published on July 10, 2024

Charlotte, N.C. – (Wednesday, July 10, 2024) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation in the 6100 block of Carver Boulevard in the University City Division.


On Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at approximately 5:29 p.m., University City Division officers responded to Atrium Health University in reference to a male victim arriving at the hospital suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  The victim was later pronounced deceased by medical staff. 


Homicide detectives responded to the hospital to conduct their investigation and determined the incident occurred in the 6100 block of Carver Boulevard.  Homicide detectives responded to the scene to conduct an investigation and members of Crime Scene Search responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence.  Representatives from CMPD’s Operations Command and Victim Services also assisted.


The victim in this case has been identified as Marquez Alexander Summers, 19.  The victim’s next of kin has been notified of this death.


As a result of the continued investigation and assistance from the Concord Police Department, detectives quickly identified Demarius Jeprese Poole, 22, as a suspect in this case and obtained warrants for his arrest.


Mr. Poole was already in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office on unrelated charges when the arrest warrants were obtained.  Mr. Poole has been charged with the following in connection to this case:


  • Murder
  • Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Vehicle


The victim’s next of kin has been notified of the arrest.


The investigation into this case is active and ongoing. As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD’s Public Affairs Office. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective. Detective Smereka is the lead detective assigned to this case.  The public can also leave information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  For additional information about this case, please refer to the report: 20240709-1729-01.




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