Charlotte Homicides In 2017 - A Look At The Victims
WFAE is tracking Charlotte’s homicides, and remembering the victims, through an interactive timeline below. (View officer involved shootings.)
Updated December 22, 2017 (Please note the timeline will be updated as more details become available).
Homicide in Charlotte is on the rise. In 2017, there have been 86. The total number of homicides in 2016 is 69.
CMPD Chief Kerr Putney said in March his department is doing what it can to combat the problem.
"We’re in the hot spots. We’re seizing guns, taking illegal guns off the street, we’re focusing on those repeat offenders. We’re also looking at suspects who are escalating their violence. If I go from pointing a gun at you to shooting at a house to shooting at a car, it’s not illogical that you might shoot a person," Putney said in March.
Since he made that statement, more people have been killed in Charlotte.