It may sound strange, but the total number of homicides that occurred in Charlotte last year has changed. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department says the number is higher.
As we’ve been tracking the number of homicides in Charlotte for 2017, we’ve been looking back to last year’s total as a comparison. Sixty-seven is the total number of homicides WFAE has been reporting for 2016. But on Monday CMPD said there’s been an update, that number is now 69.
One victim was shot on November 30 of last year but did not die until May 16 of 2017.
Another victim was fatally shot on March 7 of last year. CMPD says because of the circumstances around the shooting, the death was not immediately listed as a homicide.
Another factor to the homicide total of 2016 is a case that is still being considered by the district attorney. If the case is ruled to be justified, CMPD will lower the 2016 homicide count by one.