Police search for suspect after woman killed in Charlotte’s Steele Creek community

Police believe the suspect might be traveling with his 18-year-old son and three-year-old daughter, both of whom he took from the crime scene.

Edward Silk Garner Sr.

Police early today were looking for a 35-year-old man wanted on suspicion of murder after a woman was found shot to death late Monday inside an apartment in Charlotte’s Steele Creek community.

Authorities identified the victim as 28-year-old Aiesha Shantel Summers. Police said Summers was killed during a domestic dispute.

Police issued a murder warrant for the arrest of Edward Silk Garner Sr., who also faces a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon. Garner was last  seen driving a white 2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 with a sunroof with North Carolina plates HCV-1629.

CMPD released this image of a 2000 Mercedes-Benz S430, which they believe murder suspect Edward Silk Garner Sr. may be driving.

Police believe Garner might be traveling with his 18-year-old son and three-year-old daughter, both of whom he took from the scene. A third child, a one-year-old daughter, was found unharmed after police initially said that she, too, was traveling with the suspect.

The shooting was reported Monday at 4:22 p.m. inside an apartment in the 14200 block of Perugia Way, which is near the McDowell Nature Preserve. When officers arrived, they found a woman with a gunshot wound. She died at the scene.

Police did not disclose a motive for the shooting or the nature of the relationship between Summers and Garner.

Mecklenburg jail records show Garner was arrested three times in 2017 – once for communicating threats and twice for firing a gun inside occupied property and drug possession.

Police said Garner should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information 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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