CMPD

CMPD says it’s conducting a homicide investigation after officers found a deceased man with an apparent gunshot wound in a vehicle at the intersection of Fugate Avenue and Monroe Road last night.

Sarah Delia

Charlotte’s homicide rate has been on the rise and in the news throughout this year. So far, there have been 54.

We hear about a homicide after it’s happened. But for victim’s family members, they are notified as soon as possible and often times arrive at the scene. It can be difficult and confusing as they try to process what just happened and what next steps need to be taken after a sudden loss.  A group of volunteers in Charlotte is trying to ease that burden and they are exceptionally qualified as each one of them has lost someone to homicide.

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. 

The Charlotte Citizens Review Board has found "substantial evidence of error" in CMPD's decision not to discipline an officer who held a gun to a man's head and threatened to kill him.

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.”

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While it’s becoming more common for police video to become public, there are often unanswered questions that emerge with those videos, especially when it’s an officer-involved shooting. That’s the case with a man named Iaroslav Mosiiuk who was shot and killed by police in March.  The body camera footage of that shooting was released last week. WFAE's Sarah Delia joins Morning Edition host Marshall Terry to examine some of the questions that arise from that video.

Woman Charged With Running Unlicensed Day Care

Jul 12, 2017

The owner of a day care where a baby died is charged with running an unlicensed day care out of a home in northwest Charlotte.  

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

A Charlotte Mecklenburg police officer has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle after he killed a pedestrian while responding to a call on Morehead Street last weekend. 

Body camera footage was released Monday that shows a CMPD officer shoot and kill a man whom authorities say was pointing a rifle at police. The shooting of 25-year old Iaroslav Mosiiuk occurred on March 8th in north Charlotte.

Sarah Delia / WFAE

There have been 49 murders in Charlotte in 2017 – more than double the amount compared to this time last year.

In this story, WFAE’s Sarah Delia takes us to an area in North Charlotte where there have been 10 murders this year. She shadowed police officers as they patrolled by car and by foot, and spoke to residents they came across.

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