Crime

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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 have arrested a man in the Monday afternoon shooting of a transit bus driver in uptown Charlotte.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief  Kerr Putney told City Council members Monday night that his department is working to reduce the city’s violent crime rate by adding more foot patrols and focusing on high crime areas. 

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Charlotte's City Council members on Monday will get an update on community safety and learn more about an effort to better prepare law enforcement to help people with mental illnesses.

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Updated 11:30 a.m. 

A barrage of bullets fired outside an east Charlotte McDonald's early Saturday left four people wounded, including a ride share driver, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say.

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

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Police say they’ve arrested a 15-year-old in a weekend rape case in Charlotte’s University City area. 

A local and federal crime task force seized 83 pallets containing 6,400 stolen items during an October raid at a Tool King USA storage unit.
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A Charlotte man has pleaded guilty to running a retail theft ring that stole more than $4 million in merchandise between 2015 and 2018. Edwin Barkley, 63, pleaded guilty in federal court last month to running the ring out of two stores and four storage units off North Tryon Street.

Police say a 20-year-old man was shot and killed in uptown Charlotte moments after he allegedly stole a car at gunpoint.

According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the incident happened around 2:15 a.m. Saturday in a parking lot in the 300 block of West Trade Street.

One person was shot around midnight last night outside a McDonald’s on South Boulevard.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating after a woman and a 5-year-old were shot in a Steele Creek home early Sunday morning.

Authorities charged an Alexander County inmate Monday for mailing a letter containing bomb threats against three area schools and a Taylorsville state prison.

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The trial date for Rayquan Borum, the man accused of fatally shooting Justin Carr during protests following the 2016 shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, has been set for February 11.

The trial was originally scheduled to begin on December 3.

A gun was confiscated from a student at Hopewell High School in Huntersville Wednesday.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials say this is the fifth incident of a student bringing a gun on campus this year that they are aware of.

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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.

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Police have made an arrest after a man fired multiple shots at a group of people in north Charlotte, striking one 12-year-old boy in the leg, and narrowly missing a sheriff's deputy who was responding to the scene.

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Updated 5:43 p.m.

Villa Heights Elementary School was placed on lockdown Thursday morning after a man fired multiple shots at a mother who was dropping her child off in the school parking lot. No one was injured.

CMS Chief of Police Lisa Mangum, center, is flanked by an FBI special agent and other police chiefs to announce a new campaign to stop hoax threats.
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FBI officials launched the "Think Before You Post" campaign at a Charlotte-Mecklenburg School today. It’s a national effort to inform the public about the consequences of posting fake threats against people and facilities. Here, the focus is on students.

A riot at Lee Correctional Institute in Bishopville resulted in the deaths of seven inmates.
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A civil rights organization is accusing South Carolina prison officials of using inmate cell phones as a scapegoat for the violent riot at Lee Correctional Institution this week. Officials with the local state chapter of the National Action Network are calling for an FBI investigation into the incident and for the prison’s warden to resign.

Jeff Athey was fired from his job as a Davidson County Sheriff's Department after being arrested and charged with robbery.
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A Davidson County sheriff's deputy was arrested after being accused of robbing a bank in neighboring Rowan County Tuesday afternoon.  Jeff Athey is charged with robbery with dangerous weapons. 

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