Published On: Mon, Apr 6th, 2015

NC murder suicide: Cameron Phillips, Alisa Mackey identified, investigation ongoing

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are trying to determine what caused a man to kill a woman before taking his own life in east Charlotte on Easter morning. Police identified both of the deceased and confirmed the children were not harmed.

Crime Scene Tape photo/editted pic from FBI.gov

Crime Scene Tape photo/editted pic from FBI.gov

Investigators said Cameron Phillips, 27, shot and killed 29-year-old Alisa Mackey at her home around 10:30 a.m. Easter morning.

Police said paramedics took Mackey to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, but she was pronounced dead a short time later.

Officers later cornered Phillips inside an apartment they said he fled to about two miles away. SWAT members found him dead inside after an hours-long stand-off and investigators said he shot himself.

Neighbors told the press that the couple shared children and authorities confirmed that the kids are safe and “accounted for.”

Fox reported the full details, quoting a police source:

One of Mackey’s children was found at the scene where they were handed off to the Department of Social Services. The other child who was missing and believed to have been inside the apartment with Phillips, was found by Monday morning.

Saldy, few answers are surfacing as police say they are not yet any closer to a motive and ask that “Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.”

“Now the children are left to be raised by grandparents or other siblings, and really not old enough to know their parents,” said neighbor Tiffany Patterson to WSOCTV.

The station has more from another neighbor and claims that a bullet went through the wall and into another apartment, but no one was injured. More here

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