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Police: Woman Killed In Charlotte; Children Later Found Safe

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NICK DE LA CANAL
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WFAE

Updated 11:20 a.m.

Police are looking for a man they say killed a woman in southwest Charlotte on Monday afternoon before fleeing with his two young children. The children have since been found safe. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a warrant for murder has been issued for 35-year-old Edward Garner, whom they consider armed and dangerous. He’s accused of shooting 28-year-old Aiesha Shantel Summers at the Tryon Park at Rivergate Apartments in the Steele Creek area in a domestic incident.  

He was also charged with murder of an unborn child after a medical examiner determined Summers was 24 weeks pregnant. 

Police believe Garner then took his children, ages 1 and 3. Both young children were found safe and unharmed with relatives on Tuesday morning. A third relative initally reported as being with Garner was also unharmed and came to police headquarters after seeing his photo on the news, CMPD said. 

Garner was last seen driving a white 2000 Mercedes S430 with a sunroof and license plate No. HCV-1629.

Summers' slaying is the 71st homicide in Charlotte this year. There were 58 in all of last year.

The police department asks anyone with information on the case to call 704-432-8477.