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A woman in Plaza Midwood pauses at a makeshift memorial for Katherine Jones, whose body was found at the site early Saturday.
Adam Bell / Charlotte Observer

Two fatal shootings within a few days of each other last week have residents a bit on edge. Both shootings appear to be random although police are saying little about either case.

Robert Lahser / Charlotte Observer

Dozens of police vehicles converged on Northlake Mall in Charlotte on Christmas Eve, although Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police emphasized it was not in response to an active shooter situation or a random act of violence.

Deshaun Watson
Jeff Siner / The Charlote Observer

Police have named the victims and are continuing to investigate a triple murder Friday in Pineville. Meanwhile, a driver suspected in a fatal hit and run last week on Pineville-Matthews Road has been charged after turning himself in to police. And Heisman Trophy hopeful Deshaun Watson put on a show before a record crowd at Bank of America Stadium last night, as No. 1 ranked Clemson defeated North Carolina for the ACC football title.

Fieldvale place shooting scene
Todd Sumlin / The Charlotte Observer

It has been a deadly Labor Day weekend so far in Charlotte, with five people killed in four separate shootings amid a wave of gun violence as of Sunday morning. A 7-year-old boy was shot to death and three other people were injured at a home in southwest Charlotte Saturday night.

Lisa Worf / WFAE

Incidents in Ferguson, North Charleston, and several other cities across the country have put the spotlight on police treatment of African American men. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are trying a new tactic to help build trust in the community. It involves a lot of conversation and came at the suggestion of a barber.

Tasnim Shamma

More than 150 people rallied at a church in northeast Charlotte Thursday night to protest a grand jury decision not to indict a Charlotte police officer for the death of an unarmed man he shot 10 times.


Roy Cooper, Democratic candidate for governor
NCDP.org

State Attorney General Roy Cooper says his office will resubmit a voluntary manslaughter charge against suspended CMPD officer Randall Kerrick on Monday. Meanwhile, CMPD Chief Rodney Monroe Wednesday addressed the grand jury's decision not to indict Kerrick who shot 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell ten times in mid-September. Monroe made the decision to charge Kerrick with voluntary manslaughter less than 24 hours after the shooting.

A Mecklenburg County grand jury refused to indict a suspended Charlotte police officer, Randall Kerrick, on a voluntary manslaughter charge Tuesday. 

Instead, jurors requested a prosecutors submit a smaller charge in the death of an unarmed 24-year-old Charlotte man whom officer Kerrick shot 10 times.