Second suspect arrested in deadly Steak ‘n Shake shooting

A Charlotte woman was charged with murder following a robbery and shooting that killed a Steak ‘n Shake employee and seriously wounded another. A second suspect was shot by a Pineville officer who arrived while the robbery was underway.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police identified the woman as Kiara Monique Murphy, 26. According to police, Murphy drove the second suspect, 30-year-old Eddie Doh, to the south Charlotte restaurant for the purpose of robbing the business.

Once inside, according to police, Doh shot and killed Stake ‘n Shake employee Darnell Harris, 49, and wounded coworker Robert Carpenter Jr., 53.

Doh, in turn, was shot by a Pineville police officer who responded to a 911 call. Doh was taken to a hospital with injuries described as life threatening.

Murphy was identified as a suspect and arrested Wednesday, a day after the shootings. In addition to a murder, she was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Kiara Monique Murphy, 26

Doh faces charges of murder, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, robbery with a dangerous weapon, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of a stolen firearm.

A spokesman with CMPD said investigators believe Doh shot both employees.

The incident began shortly after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday when officers from both Pineville and CMPD responded to multiple 911 calls about a robbery at a Stake ‘n Shake in the 9700 block of South Boulevard, which is in CMPD’s Steele Creek division. Pineville officers got there first.

“During the encounter, at least one Pineville Police Department officer perceived an imminent, lethal threat and discharged a firearm, striking the suspect (later identified as Doh),” according to a statement released by CMPD.

No officer from CMPD was involved in the shooting, according to the statement.

CMPD will take the lead in investigating the case, the department said. The Pineville Police Department will conduct a separate internal investigation.

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