Pineville police said Thursday they have been unable to finish interviewing the suspect in Monday night’s fatal shooting of a 54-year-old woman because of the suspect’s condition from self-inflicted injuries.
Police found Lorene Potter Simpson dead in a home in the 100 block of Olive Street after responding within a minute to a 911 call about a shooting in the home. The shooting happened about 10:10 p.m.
Police said the suspect was still in the home when they arrived and was taken to a hospital.
Simpson knew the man, and the shooting was not random, police said.
The nature of the relationship between Simpson and the suspect “remains open and ongoing, and his name won’t be released at this time pending further investigation and the outcome of his injuries,” police said in a media release on Tuesday. Charges are pending, police said.
In an updated release Thursday, Pineville police Lt. S.C. Copley said police have still been unable to conclude their interviews with the suspect “due to his significant self-inflicted injuries and current condition at the hospital.”
“In the meantime, we are continuing our investigation and meeting with the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office,” Copley said.
Copley said it could be early next week before police provide another update about the case.
Anyone with information about the case or who saw anything in the area during the time of the shooting is asked to call Pineville Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 704-889-2231.