A woman was shot to death by her boyfriend in north Charlotte early Wednesday morning.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a statement that detectives have arrested and charged Thomas Henry McCray, 34, with the murder of Shikeither Dinetta Smith, 35.
Police responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service a little before 7 a.m. in the 1500 block of Newcastle Street. When they arrived, they found Smith with a gunshot wound. She was pronounced deceased on the scene by medics.
CMPD determined that McCray and Smith had been in a long-term relationship. McCray has been charged with first degree murder and is currently in custody at the Mecklenburg County Jail.