Jessie Daniel Benton
Mecklenburg County Jail / Mecklenburg County Jail

Charlotte police have arrested a man in connection with a death in east Charlotte. Authorities say they have charged 29-year-old Jessie Benton with the murder and armed robbery of Jose Chicas.

Marvin Chevez-Quiffaro, left, and Jalen Boulware have been charged with murder in the shooting death of Terale Claridy-Vaught.
Mecklenburg County Jail

CMPD has arrested two 18-year-olds in connection to a homicide in the Steele Creek area Sunday night that prompted a manhunt.

An 18-year-old was shot and killed in the Steele Creek area Sunday night. CMPD was investigating a shooting at a home on Carolina Forest Road around 10:30pm, when they heard shots close by and found a man with multiple gunshot wounds. 

A 31-year-old Charlotte man has been charged with shooting his girlfriend to death at an apartment in southwest Charlotte early Thursday.

CMPD's homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man found with a gunshot wound early Wednesday on Atmore Street, off the Plaza in east Charlotte.  


For the past year WFAE has been tracking Charlotte’s rising homicide count through an interactive timeline. WFAE’s Sarah Delia discusses the trends and what’s being done to combat the rise in violence.

Police are investigating a fatal shooting off I-85 northwest of uptown Thursday, the 85th homicide of 2017 in the Charlotte area.

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Updated 8:55 a.m.
The number of homicides in Charlotte this year is now 67, the same number as in all of last year. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police say the latest killing happened early Thursday in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood, off Beatties Ford Road in west Charlotte.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police say the city's latest murder victim and suspect knew one another before a fatal shooting Tuesday off Beatties Ford Road. Twenty-six-year-old Derricka Banner of Lenoir, a transgender woman whose legal name was Derrick Lee Banner, was found shot to death around 3 a.m. Tuesday in a vehicle on Rosetta Street.  

Updated 12:38 p.m.
A 32-year-old Charlotte man was shot to death early Wednesday during an attempted robbery at a business on Albemarle Road.