Charlotte Homicides

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Updated Sept. 1, 2019, 8:01 a.m. 

A quadruple shooting at a house party in north Charlotte has left one man dead and three others injured. The shooting took place less than a mile away from the UNC Charlotte campus, and police say it stemmed from an argument.

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Police say they've charged a mother with child abuse and her boyfriend with murder in the death of a toddler at a Charlotte hotel.

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On Tuesday night WFAE’s "Charlotte Talks" will host a public conversation event at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church to discuss what can be done to combat Charlotte’s rise in homicides.

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In 2017, Charlotte felt a rise in the city’s homicide count. There were 85 that year. Twenty-four of those cases are still open, including the killing of 38-year-old Jabari Stewart. Patrice Warren, Stewart’s sister, spoke with WFAE’s Sarah Delia shortly after his death as the family tried to deal with the sudden loss.

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Police say a woman was found stabbed to death early Tuesday morning in east Charlotte. 

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A gas station clerk was fatally shot Monday morning in west Charlotte in what police say appears to have been a robbery.    

Police found a man shot to death in a vehicle in southwest Charlotte Monday night.  CMPD says officers were responding to a call of assault with a deadly weapon around 9:30 pm when they found the man on Orren Court.  His identity has not been released. 

Police have not reported any arrests in the case.  It’s the 52nd homicide in Charlotte this year. There were 57 in all of last year.

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A person was found shot in a vehicle in northeast Charlotte early Thursday morning. CMPD says officers responding to a call of assault with a deadly weapon found the man on North Tryon Street near Sugar Creek Road around 1:30am.    

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating a fatal shooting at an apartment complex near the UNC Charlotte.

Detectives were investigating the shooting, which occurred in the 9900 block of University Village Boulevard at the University Village apartments, not far from where a vigil for victims of the deadly campus attack was ending.

A man died after being shot outside a restaurant in south Charlotte Monday night.  Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said officers found Domingo Venancio-Tapia, 41, with a gunshot wound outside Restaurante Lempira on South Boulevard around 11 p.m. while responding to a call. 

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CMPD on Monday released body-cam video in the fatal shooting of Danquirs Franklin, 27, outside a Burger King on Beatties Ford on March 25.

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles joined WFAE's Lisa Worf to offer her reactions to seeing the video.

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A shooting early Monday morning in northeast Charlotte left one person dead and another injured. CMPD said officers found the two males at the entrance to the Hidden Valley neighborhood on Sugar Creek Road while responding to a call of assault with a deadly weapon around 1 a.m.  

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A second man has been arrested in the killing of a pregnant woman in Charlotte more than five years ago.  

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Update 3:51 p.m.

CMPD has made three arrests in connection with the killing of a Charlotte mom who was caught in the crossfire of a shootout yesterday.

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It’s been a violent start to 2019 in Charlotte. This weekend alone, three homicides occurred in the city. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department held a press conference Monday to provide some details into the ongoing investigations.

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Charlotte saw a nearly 35 percent decrease in homicides last year. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say there were 57 homicides in 2018, down from 87 in the previous year.

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Police have identified the man they found shot to death at an apartment complex in the University area Tuesday night.

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Police in Charlotte are investigating two fatal shootings that occured within hours of each other Friday night, leaving two men dead.

Police have made arrests in two homicides in Charlotte earlier this year.

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Police in Charlotte are investigating after a jogger discovered a man's body in east Charlotte early Thursday morning.

Jose Mario Chicas, 51, was found on the 1900 block of Milton Road. Police have not released the manner in which he died, though the death is being investigated as a homicide.

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