Mecklenburg County Sheriff

A lengthy criminal history is emerging for the man accused of killing his girlfriend and later opening fire on police officers outside CMPD headquarters Thursday night.

Jonathan Bennett, 23, had twice been imprisoned for separate cases of breaking and entering, and was involved in nearly a dozen police reports dating back to 2010.

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

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Updated at 5:30pm:

CMPD has identified the officer who was shot in the leg as Casey Shue. She's expected to recover. Shue was hired in 2014 and assigned to the North Tryon Division Crime Reduction Unit. 

Clients outside the Men's Shelter on North Tryon Street Friday. The shelter has hosted more people than usual this week.
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Updated Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018
The long cold snap is keeping homeless shelters in Charlotte busy this week. Shelters were close to full again Thursday and again Friday, when the temperature dipped to 14 degrees.  Saturday's forecast calls for a low around 12 early Sunday. County officials say more beds were available Friday night, as more churches hosted homeless people through the Urban Ministry's Room in the Inn Program.  

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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. 

Two children were shot early Thursday morning inside a west Charlotte apartment. CMPD says the shooting occurred around 2 a.m. at the Little Rock Apartments off West Boulevard. Two boys, ages 9 and 11, were hit and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police believe the shots were fired into the apartment from the outside. Police say there were six people inside the apartment, but that no one else was hurt. No arrests have been made.

One person is dead after a driver sped away from a traffic stop on I-85 in Charlotte and then caused a fatal wreck on Little Rock Road. 

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

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

A grand jury has indicted a Charlotte police officer whose vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian while responding to a call near uptown in July. 

Mecklenburg District Attorney Spencer Merriweather spoke at Wednesday's press conference.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they get more than 40,000 domestic violence calls a year - or 25 a day. The area has plenty of legal and social services for victims, but they can be hard to navigate - especially after the trauma of abuse. On Wednesday, local officials called for bringing all those services under one roof.