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Cold Case: 17-Year-Old Killed in 2008

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The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department's Cold Case Unit is reviewing the Marquiese Thompson homicide case, which happened on December 8, 2008. He was just 17 years old.

Thompson was walking home to get a ride to basketball practice when he was shot and killed between the intersection of Weststone Drive and Westridge Drive. Investigators say it happened around 6:30 PM. His mother, Patina Durant, was notified a few hours later by investigators.

“Getting killed and never knowing what happened or who did it really made my situation very difficult,” she said.

The CMPD Cold Case Unit has been working hard to clear this homicide. What’s unique about this case is, Marquiese’s older brother James confronted someone who he believed was the killer. In doing so, James was also shot and killed, suffering the same fate as his brother.

Police were able to clear James’ case with an arrest, but they are still looking to solve Marquiese’s. Durant is making a plea to the public to finally get answers.

“How do people sleep at night? How do people go on through each day knowing that you hold important information that could possibly help a family?” she asked.

She just wishes someone out there who knows something will do the right thing. If you have any information, please call the CMPD Cold Case Hotline at 704-336-2358.

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