Charlotte Homicides

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One suspect is dead and one police officer injured after a shooting outside CMPD headquarters late Thursday night.

CMPD released video from a homicide that happened more than a year ago. The video shows in the distance 26-year-old Ketie Jones walking along The Plaza.  She was shot and killed on October 15, 2016 after a night out with friends in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood.  As WFAE's Sarah Delia reported earlier this year, "With no leads in her case, it's been a difficult time as her friends and family members reel from the randomness of her murder." 

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CMPD is investigating what officers believe was a murder-suicide in the University City area early Friday morning. The department says officers responded to a call around 3:45 a.m. at a home off Back Creek Church Road, and found one adult male and one adult female with apparent gunshot wounds. They were both pronounced dead at the scene. 


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.


Updated Sunday 1:25pm

A man fatally shot his mother and wife Saturday morning, before turning a gun on his 12-year-old daughter and seriously injuring her, according to CMPD. Police say it appears 37 year-old Antioco Andrade Chacon then shot and killed himself.


Authorities say they’ve solved the kidnapping and murder of a Virginia Beach woman whose body was found in September outside a north Charlotte church. 

CMPD is investigating two homicides that happened Tuesday night. The department says officers responding to a robbery call in a business park on Amity Court in east Charlotte around 11:15 p.m found a male victim inside a business with an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. CMPD says its initial investigation has determined at the time of the shooting the victim was in his office when a male suspect entered the business and confronted the victim and a female witness.  

Police are investigating a homicide that happened yesterday afternoon.  CMPD says officers were responding to a call of assault with a deadly weapon around 3:40 p.m. on Farmer Street in west Charlotte.  

Updated at 3:50 p.m. Thursday 10/12/2017

There were two fatal shootings in Charlotte on Sunday.  CMPD  says officers responding to a call of shots fired on John Penn Circle in east Charlotte around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, October 8 found 35-year-old Keith Nmoma with an apparent gunshot wound.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.