Police charge woman, 20, in killing of 63-year-old woman found shot in car

Nazah Raine James

Update: Sunday, January 27, 2019

Police arrested a 20-year-old woman on suspicion of murder after a 63-year-old woman was found shot in a car in north Charlotte late Friday. A second woman in the car was wounded.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested the suspect, Nazah Raine James, on Saturday. The department did not disclose a potential motive or what evidence may link James to the shooting.

In addition to the murder charge, James also was charged with conspiracy to commit murder and with discharging a firearm into occupied property.

Police did not identify the second victim in the shooting, who was taken to a hospital.

According to Mecklenburg jail records, James was arrested twice in 2017 – once charged with possession of a gun on city property and later for resisting an officer.

The shooting, reported in the 4500 block of Wynbrook Way, was one of two deadly shootings reported in Charlotte on Friday night. In the second incident, 22-year-old Christopher Jamil Moore was found shot in a parking lot on Lawyers Road. No suspect or motive had been announced in that case.
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Police are trying to determine who shot two women in north Charlotte late Friday, killing one of them.

The shootings were reported just before 8 p.m. in the 4500 block of Wynbook Way, just north of uptown in the Derita-Statesville neighborhood.

Officers responding to the call found both women inside a vehicle. One of the victims, later identified as 63-year-old Harriet Witherspoon Cromartie, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police did not announce a motive in the case – the first of two homicides reported last night in Charlotte.

About an hour after police responded to the first call, a man was found fatally wounded in a parking lot the 7000 block of Lawyers Road. Police later identified the victim as 22-year-old Christopher Jamil Moore.

Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call 704-432-TIPS to speak with a homicide detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com.

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