Case Update: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 9:10 PM

Mr. Harris was arrested tonight in the 4700 block of Wildwood Avenue. He was a passenger in a vehicle and was taken into custody without incident by members of the CMPD SWAT Team and VCAT. In addition, members of the Firearms Unit and Vice and Narcotics Unit assisted in the apprehension of Mr. Harris, who has been charged with the Attempted Murder of his girlfriend, Shakete Young. The Mercury Grand Marquis, in which Mr. Harris fled the scene, has been located at a separate location. It will be taken to CMPD headquarters to be processed for evidence.


Case Update: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 4:05 pm

The two young girls have been located. They are alive and well; we are still seeking information on the whereabouts of Mr. Harris and the vehicle he was last seen driving.

CMPD Homicide Detectives have obtained a warrant on Mr. Harris for the Attempted Murder of Shakete Young, DOB: 10/09/1986.


Editors note: At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department issued the following alert:

Homicide Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis that was seen leaving the scene of an assault at 313 Benjamin Street. The vehicle is beige or champagne in color and has four doors; NC tag: YRY-7698.

Maurice Jermaine Harris is the driver; he is about 5’10” tall, has shoulder length braids and is wearing a blue and red T-shirt with blue jeans.

Mr. Harris took his two young girls with him as he fled the apartment. Their names are as follows:
Markayla Harris, 3
Malaya Harris, 8 months

Mr. Harris is suspected of stabbing the girls’ mother and then fleeing the area in their vehicle. CMPD Homicide Detectives are in the process of obtaining a warrant for attempted murder on Mr. Harris. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone who sees Harris or either of the girls is asked to call 911 immediately.

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