Latest Charlotte police shooting News

Video: Officer who fatally shot man said she had no choice

Apr. 24, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer who fatally shot a black man in a parking lot after repeatedly ordering him to drop his gun said multiple times that she had no choice, according to a bodycam video released Wednesday. An 11-minute bodycam video was released by Charlotte-Mecklenburg...

US officials seek extradition of murder suspect in Pakistan

Apr. 17, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — U.S. authorities are trying to have a woman extradited from Pakistan to stand trial in the 2002 killing of her husband who was viciously beaten, suffocated, then dumped and burned in a blueberry patch in western Michigan, investigators said. In the years following Robert Caraballo's...

Video: Officers shoot man after telling him to drop gun

Apr. 15, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police video released Monday shows an officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, fatally shooting a man who was armed but didn't point his weapon at authorities. The body camera footage shows two officers approaching 27-year-old Danquirs Napoleon Franklin outside a Burger King on March 25...

The Latest: Activists urge nonviolence after video release

Apr. 15, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the release of a video showing a fatal shooting by police (all times local): 5 p.m. Civil rights activists in North Carolina are urging a nonviolent response after the release of video footage showing a police officer fatally shooting a man. A Charlotte-Mecklenburg...

N Carolina police ordered to share video of fatal shooting

Apr. 12, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police department has been ordered to release video of an officer fatally shooting a man at a Burger King. The Charlotte Observer reports a judge on Thursday ordered Charlotte-Mecklenburg police to release the video by Monday. Police have said Officer Wende Kerl...

Deja vu: Lamb's 3-pointer lifts Hornets past Raptors 113-111

Apr. 5, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors are hoping they don't have to see Jeremy Lamb in the playoffs. Lamb beat the Raptors on a last-second 3-pointer for the second time in less than two weeks, knocking down a 27-footer from near the top of the key with 3.3 seconds left to lift the Charlotte Hornets...

Ukrainian man brought to US to face money laundering charges

Mar. 29, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Ukrainian man has been extradited to the U.S. to face charges that he oversaw a scheme to launder money and defraud victims including a North Carolina company. Aleksandr Musienko faces charges including wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering. He was arrested in South Korea and...

Students protest fatal shooting by North Carolina police

Mar. 27, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A group of students walked out of a North Carolina school to protest the shooting death of a man who police say was armed and ignored requests by officers to drop his weapon. News outlets report several dozen students at the Northwest School of the Arts walked out of class Wednesday...

DA: No charges for North Carolina officer in fatal shooting

Mar. 26, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina district attorney says no charges will be filed in the January shooting of a robbery suspect who was killed by a police officer. In a letter to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney, Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather III said his...

Police: Officer fatally shot armed man in parking lot

Mar. 25, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police fatally shot an armed man in the parking lot of a North Carolina fast-food restaurant after he ignored repeated requests to drop his weapon, the police chief said Monday. Protesters at the scene questioned whether police rushed into using fatal force. Witnesses said the armed...