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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 Marchhis 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.

WFAE's Sarah Delia joins Morning Edition host Marshall Terry to explain WFAE's interactive timeline tracking homicides in Charlotte.

Sarah Delia is a Senior Producer for Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. Sarah joined the WFAE news team in 2014. An Edward R. Murrow Award-winning journalist, Sarah has lived and told stories from Maine, New York, Indiana, Alabama, Virginia and North Carolina. Sarah received her B.A. in English and Art history from James Madison University, where she began her broadcast career at college radio station WXJM. Sarah has interned and worked at NPR in Washington DC, interned and freelanced for WNYC, and attended the Salt Institute for Radio Documentary Studies.