Latest Charlotte police shooting News

North Carolina police see bank robbers switch getaway cars

Oct. 19, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three men accused of robbing a bank in North Carolina had one flaw in their plans to elude police, authorities said. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a news release shortly after the men robbed a Bank of America branch on Friday, an officer...

Ex-boyfriend charged in death of North Carolina woman

Oct. 18, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman who was reported missing last week has been found dead in South Carolina, and authorities have charged her boyfriend in her death. The body of LaPorscha Baldwin, 30, of Gastonia was found on Thursday by Fairfield County,...

Coach: LaMelo Ball must take 'next step' for Hornets to win

Oct. 01, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball made the transition from playing basketball overseas to the NBA last season look fairly easy, breezing his way to rookie of the year honors. Now Hornets coach James Borrego wants the point guard to take the next step. ...

North Carolina police officer charged in fraud investigation

Sep. 24, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Detectives with a North Carolina police department have filed charges against one of its officers after an investigation revealed he had submitted work invoices to private businesses for more than what he was owed. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg...

Police: Woman shot after trying to run over police officer

Sep. 24, 2021 08:37 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A woman was shot and wounded after she tried to run over an officer with her car, a North Carolina police chief said. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Johnny Jennings says officers responded to a call from a beauty supply store at around 4 p.m....

Third suspect arrested in fatal shooting of 3-year-old boy

Sep. 18, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A third suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of a 3-year-old North Carolina boy in his home. The Charlotte Observer reports that Kaleb Lawrence, 21, turned himself in Saturday at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office in the killing of...

Police investigate after woman found dead in Lake Champlain

Sep. 17, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, Vt. (AP) — The body of an elderly woman who apparently fell off a sailboat and drowned was found Friday in Lake Champlain off Cedar Island near Charlotte, state police say. Police say there is no indication the death is suspicious. At...

NC man dies after crashing into county welcome sign in SC

Sep. 14, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

RICHBURG, S.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man died after his van ran off Interstate 77 in South Carolina and hit a brick welcome sign for Chester County, authorities said. Gregory Morris Hill, 70, of Charlotte, North Carolina, died at the scene of the crash Monday...

Police: 2nd man charged in 3-year-old's shooting death in NC

Sep. 11, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A second man has been charged in connection with this week’s drive-by shooting death of a 3-year-old boy while he slept inside his home in North Carolina’s largest city, police announced on Saturday. Jacob Lanier, 21, was in the Mecklenburg...

Man arrested in shooting death of North Carolina toddler

Sep. 10, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 3-year-old boy who was sleeping inside his home, police said Friday. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a news release that detectives filed...