Search for former cop’s son’s killer turns to metro Atlanta; $15K reward offered

Search for former cop’s son’s killer turns to metro Atlanta; $15K reward offered

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Charlotte authorities are searching for the killer of a former cop's son. The case has turned them to DeKalb County.

Everette Thomas Lynn was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds in his car. 

Now, more than a year after his death, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are turning to the metro Atlanta area for help. 

Police say Lynn, 43, frequented and had friends in the Lithonia area, and officials are hoping some clues emerge in the case. A CrimeStoppers reward for up to $15,000 is also being offered in the case. 

Lynn is the son of retired Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Willie Lynn, according to reports. 

Authorities say police were initially called to investigate an accident about 3:45 a.m. Nov. 5, 2016, Charlotte-Mecklenberg police spokeswoman Cindy Wallace said in a release. Lynn’s car struck a median in the 2600 block of Independence Boulevard. 

Lynn was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police told local media they’ve ruled out road rage, but are making progress on the case. 

"What we do know is there are people who absolutely know what happened and why it happened," Charlotte-Mecklenberg police Detective Ed Morales told WBTV in Charlotte. "And we want them to come forward to assist us with this investigation."

Tipsters can call Charlotte CrimeStoppers at 704-334-1600 with any information that leads to a potential arrest. You can also submit tips online at or text them to 274637. All tipsters will remain anonymous. 

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