FBI Charlotte
Public Affairs Specialist Shelley Lynch
slynch@fbi.gov
January 31, 2019

FBI and CMPD Seeking Information to Identify Murder Suspect

Case Update: Monday, February 18, 2019,

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) has charged Tyrone Lamark Miller, DOB: 08/14/1990, for his involvement in the murder of Elchin Khalilov.

As a result of continued investigation into this case, CMPD’s Homicide Unit identified Miller as a suspect and obtained warrants for murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and firearm by felon. CMPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT) began working to locate and arrest Miller on these warrants.

Earlier today, VCAT developed information as to the whereabouts of Miller.  As a result of collaboration with the FBI and the Dallas Police Department, Miller was located and arrested in Dallas, Texas. Upon extradition, he will be transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are offering a new reward and releasing additional information to identify the suspect who shot the owner of a cell phone store on January 14, 2019, during a robbery. The owner of the FixEr Electronic Store, Elchin Khalilov, died from his injuries. The unidentified suspect walked into the store located at 3145 North Amity Road in Charlotte, North Carolina, and immediately pulled out a weapon and pointed it at Khalilov. Seconds later the suspect shot the victim, robbed the store, and left the scene. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. The FBI is offering an additional reward of up to $10,000 for a total reward of $15,000. 

The suspect is described as a tall, slim, black male. The suspect wore a distinctive hoodie with the word "LOVE" written on both sleeves. The top part of the hoodie is white or light colored; the bottom and the word "LOVE" are grey. He wore black Levi's jeans and black sneakers. He was captured on surveillance video walking to the store and going inside.

If you recognize the man or his clothing, call The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Crime Stoppers tip line at 704-334-1600. You can remain anonymous.

CMPD detectives and FBI agents are working together as part of the FBI Charlotte Violent Crime Task Force. The task force first formed in 2018 and is comprised of the FBI, CMPD, Union County Sheriff's Office, and Gastonia Police Department. The task force leverages strong law enforcement partnerships, intelligence sharing, resources, and the weight of both state and federal laws to address and mitigate the violent crime threat in our communities.