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CMPD says it's investigating a homicide that happened last night.   The department says officers responding to a call of assault with a deadly weapon around 7:30 found a male with an apparent gunshot wound in the front yard of a residence on Uppergate Lane in east Charlotte.   He was pronounced dead at the scene.   It's the 61st homicide in Charlotte this year.  This time last year there were 37.

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has no plans to seek surplus military weapons, vehicles, or other equipment as newly allowed under an order signed by President Donald Trump, a CMPD spokesman said.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police on Tuesday arrested one of their own officers on a drug-related charge. 37-year old Officer Jennifer Wolfe is charged with five felony counts of Obtaining Schedule II Controlled Substance (Opioids) by Fraud.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

CMPD is investigating a fatal wreck involving one of its officers. The police department said officer Warith Muhammad, 40, was off duty and driving a marked SUV on West Sugar Creek Road early Saturday afternoon.  Police say a preliminary investigation found that a car driven by Lachandra McCorkle, 25, pulled into an intersection from Sofley Road. 

Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened in northwest Charlotte yesterday afternoon.  CMPD says officers found a man with an apparent gunshot wound while responding to a call of assault with a deadly weapon around 5 p.m. on Windy Valley Drive.  The man was pronounced dead at the scene.  There have now been 60 homicides in Charlotte so far this year.   There were 37 at this time last year.
 

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.

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.

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