Homicide

Ruijuan Guo
CMPD

A fourth person has been charged in the 2016 South End robbery and murder of teacher Ruijuan Guo, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said Saturday.

 Ruijuan Guo
CMPD

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have arrested and charged three men with murder in the 2016 robbery and killing of 33-year-old Union County elementary school teacher Ruijuan Guo.

Updated 10:51 a.m.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are investigating a fatal shooting Wednesday morning in north Charlotte. Police say it happened just before 5:45 a.m., when someone fired shots into a home on Ohaus Court, off Sunset Road. 

Updated 9:58 a.m.
A woman was found shot to death early Tuesday along the side of Tom Hunter Road in north Charlotte.

CMPD responded to two separate homicides Tuesday night along Tryon Street.

Jessie Daniel Benton
Mecklenburg County Jail / Mecklenburg County Jail

Charlotte police have arrested a man in connection with a death in east Charlotte. Authorities say they have charged 29-year-old Jessie Benton with the murder and armed robbery of Jose Chicas.

Marvin Chevez-Quiffaro, left, and Jalen Boulware have been charged with murder in the shooting death of Terale Claridy-Vaught.
Mecklenburg County Jail

CMPD has arrested two 18-year-olds in connection to a homicide in the Steele Creek area Sunday night that prompted a manhunt.

An 18-year-old was shot and killed in the Steele Creek area Sunday night. CMPD was investigating a shooting at a home on Carolina Forest Road around 10:30pm, when they heard shots close by and found a man with multiple gunshot wounds. 

A 31-year-old Charlotte man has been charged with shooting his girlfriend to death at an apartment in southwest Charlotte early Thursday.

CMPD's homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man found with a gunshot wound early Wednesday on Atmore Street, off the Plaza in east Charlotte.  

WFAE

For the past year WFAE has been tracking Charlotte’s rising homicide count through an interactive timeline. WFAE’s Sarah Delia discusses the trends and what’s being done to combat the rise in violence.

Police are investigating a fatal shooting off I-85 northwest of uptown Thursday, the 85th homicide of 2017 in the Charlotte area.

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The number of homicides in Charlotte this year is now 67, the same number as in all of last year. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police say the latest killing happened early Thursday in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood, off Beatties Ford Road in west Charlotte.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police say the city's latest murder victim and suspect knew one another before a fatal shooting Tuesday off Beatties Ford Road. Twenty-six-year-old Derricka Banner of Lenoir, a transgender woman whose legal name was Derrick Lee Banner, was found shot to death around 3 a.m. Tuesday in a vehicle on Rosetta Street.  

Updated 12:38 p.m.
A 32-year-old Charlotte man was shot to death early Wednesday during an attempted robbery at a business on Albemarle Road.

Updated 5:38 p.m.
Police say they have no suspects in a fatal shooting Tuesday night in southeast Charlotte. CMPD officers were called to east Independence Boulevard near Wallace Road around 7:20 p.m., where they found a 25-year-old man dead of gunshot wounds in a vehicle.

Man Accused In Double Homicide Turns Himself In

Aug 1, 2017

The suspect CMPD has been searching for in last week's double homicide in north Charlotte has turned himself in. Captain Chris Dozier says 40-year-old Vurnel Smith Jr. contacted police around 3:45 Tuesday afternoon. Shortly afterward, officers picked him up and brought him in for interviews. 

Police Arrest Two Teenage Suspects In Homicide

Jul 21, 2017
Crystal Hogue / WFAE

Updated at 9:39 a.m. July 22, 2017 -

Police have arrested two 15-year-old boys they say were involved in the June 18 robbery and murder of Zachary Finch.  Finch was killed at an apartment building in west Charlotte during what CMPD says was a transaction involving the thrifting app, “Let Go.”

Police in Charlotte are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Saturday night on the city's northwest side.  It's the 47th homicide in Charlotte so far this year, compared to 23 killings as this time last year. 

CMPD says officers responded to a 911 call shortly after 10:30 p.m. at the Tropical Bar, Restaurant and Game Room at 4709 Tuckaseegee Road.  Inside the business, police found an adult male who'd been shot. 

Chief Putney Addresses Increase In Homicides

Jun 21, 2017
Crystal Hogue / WFAE

The number of homicides in Charlotte stands at 46 after three more occurred Tuesday night. This is more than double the number of homicides at this time last year. CMPD Police Chief Kerr Putney says at least 34 of the victims knew their killers. As a result CMPD is launching conflict resolution mediation forums.

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