Latest Charlotte police shooting News

Man gets life sentence for murders of ex-wife's parents

Dec. 13, 2019 10:04 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who prosecutors say assaulted his estranged wife and killed his in-laws in 2017 has been sentenced to life in prison. Vurnel Smith Jr., 43, of Charlotte pleaded guilty Thursday in the deaths of Jacqueline Gordon-White and Rufus Gordon, news outlets reported. He...

North Carolina brothers sentenced for shooting mail carrier

Dec. 12, 2019 3:19 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina brothers were sentenced to prison for shooting and wounding a postal carrier who was delivering mail, prosecutors said. Rashawn Donnell Williams, 31, was sentenced to 28 years in prison and Dion Lamar Williams, 28, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, according to...

Vermont police investigate laser pointed at aircraft

Dec. 12, 2019 3:05 PM EST

Vermont State Police are investigating who pointed a laser at an aircraft in Charlotte. Police say it happened Wednesday evening about a mile south of Shelburne Air Park Road. Troopers responded, but did not find anything. The Federal Aviation Administration says aiming a laser at an aircraft is a serious...

AP Exclusive: Felix Sabates to retire from NASCAR ownership

Dec. 12, 2019 11:18 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In his den overlooking the 14th hole at Quail Hollow, there are a handful of reminders of Felix Sabates' 30 years in NASCAR — a photo of the team owner at one of his first races; a bobblehead of close friend and rival Rick Hendrick; in the corner, a replica of the Monster...

Robbery suspected in shooting death of restaurant co-owner

Dec. 12, 2019 6:56 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The co-owner of a restaurant who was shot and killed while opening for business appears to have been targeted by two male suspects who police in North Carolina say wanted to rob him. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said at a news conference Wednesday that they hope the public can help...

2 charged in fatal North Carolina crash

Dec. 11, 2019 2:13 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina men have been arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter in a November crash that killed a 74-year-old woman. Charlie Molina-Calderon and Camron Tyler Moore, both 18, are accused of driving recklessly before and after the crash that killed Jeroline Yvette...

Police: Employee fatally shot while opening restaurant

Dec. 9, 2019 7:49 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An employee opening a popular sandwich shop for business was shot and killed Monday morning in North Carolina, police say. The employee was found wounded outside Brooks' Sandwich House in Charlotte, news outlets reported. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say the victim was pronounced...

Trae Young scores 30 points, Hawks beat Hornets 122-107

Dec. 8, 2019 8:32 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Trae Young took a knee to the face, then returned to deliver a knockout blow to the Hornets. Young turned in perhaps his most complete game of the season with 30 points, nine assists and six rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks beat Charlotte 122-107 on Sunday night for their second...

Police: teens steal vehicle with 7-year-old inside

Dec. 8, 2019 5:12 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say five teenagers stole a car with a seven-year-old girl inside. News outlets report that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said teenagers stole a woman's vehicle at gunpoint Sunday morning. Police said the woman had just started the car and put her child in it...

Charlotte police: Murder suspects won't get ankle bracelets

Dec. 7, 2019 4:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Upset over how judges have used the bail system, police in Charlotte, North Carolina, said they will no longer assign electronic ankle bracelets to monitor murder suspects who are released on bail. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney announced the policy Friday as a way to...