Davon Londell Thomas, charged with killing his girlfriend Saturday at his parents’ northeast Charlotte home, turned himself in to police Monday night.
Charlotte Mecklenburg police had been searching for Thomas for nearly three days and had asked the public for help in locating him. Thomas, 27, surrendered around 8:00 p.m. at CMPD headquarters and was booked in the Mecklenburg jail.
Thomas is charged with killing 23-year-old Tigist Yemane. The two were said to be dating.
Police said Yemane was shot several times early Saturday morning shortly after she and Thomas arrived at his parents’ home on Willowglen Trail. Police said Thomas fled the scene on foot.
Investigators recovered what they believe is the murder weapon.
Meanwhile, the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council will hold a midday march in uptown Charlotte to remember Yemane.
The vigil is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12, from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. on the Square at Trade and Tryon streets.
Free parking is available at the Hal Marshall County Services Center, 700 N. Tryon St., or in the Seventh Street Station parking garage. A free trolley runs the length of Tryon Street every seven minutes.
Yemane’s death was the county’s seventh domestic violence-related homicide in 2009. There were seven at this point last year. In all of 2008, a total of 11 people died in domestic violence-related homicides in Mecklenburg County.