Latest Charlotte police shooting News

Police: Restaurant worker shot to death in robbery attempt

Jul. 9, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina restaurant worker was fatally shot and the suspect was wounded Tuesday during an attempted robbery, a police chief said. The Steak 'n Shake employee was shot inside the restaurant south of downtown Charlotte about 11:30 a.m., Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr...

Official: Gas leak preceded North Carolina house explosion

Jul. 3, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Leaking gas led to the fire and house explosion in North Carolina that killed a woman and left a man with life-threatening injuries, authorities said Wednesday. Fire Marshal Jonathan Leonard of the Charlotte Fire Department told a news conference that he couldn't provide any...

The Latest: Fire officials say gas leak caused house blast

Jul. 3, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a fire and explosion at a house in North Carolina (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Fire officials say a gas leak led to the fire and explosion that leveled a house in North Carolina, killing a woman inside. Fire Marshal Jonathan Leonard of the Charlotte Fire Department told...

Mexico tops Martinique 3-2 to reach Gold Cup quarterfinals

Jun. 23, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Mexico coach Gerardo Martino wasn't particularly pleased with his team's play Sunday night, even after it went unbeaten in CONCACAF Gold Cup group play to advance to the quarterfinals with a 3-2 win over Martinique. His team only converted three of 24 shots on goal and nearly...

Hornets draft Kentucky forward PJ Washington at No. 12

Jun. 21, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When PJ Washington entered the 2018 NBA draft, he quickly realized he wasn't ready for the next level. So the 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward swallowed his pride, pulled his name out of the draft and headed back to Kentucky to work harder on developing his skills. His patience paid off...

Shooting survivor meets source of encouragement _ Tim Tebow

Jun. 20, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A survivor of a campus shooting in North Carolina has gotten to meet Tim Tebow, an athlete he has looked up to since the fourth grade. News outlets report that the Syracuse Mets minor league outfielder visited with 19-year-old Drew Pescaro before a game Wednesday at BB&T Ballpark...

Cadet to be removed from Army ROTC for 'pro-Nazism' tweets

Jun. 12, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

A cadet will be removed from the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps for posting racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic and "pro-Nazism" messages on social media, an Army official said Wednesday. Martha Gerdes is on a "leave of absence" from the program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte pending her...

Woman in viral racist rant sentenced to 1 year of probation

Jun. 5, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a white woman in North Carolina whose racist rant against two black women having car trouble was captured in a viral video has been sentenced to probation and will not go to jail. News sources report Meghan McDonald of the Mecklenburg County district attorney's office...

Police: NC shooting suspect planned attack for months

Jun. 4, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The man charged with fatally shooting two students and wounding four others in a North Carolina university classroom told police he'd planned the attack for months but gave up the assault after he was tackled and knocked to the floor, police detectives said. In newly unsealed search...

Chain closes North Carolina stores over racist receipts

Jun. 3, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A national chain has closed two of its North Carolina stores and two workers were fired after racist names were added to two customer receipts. News outlets report Smoothie King announced that it closed the stores in Charlotte after the receipts were issued Sunday. Photos of the...