A 47-year-old woman is dead after a shooting Monday afternoon in northwest Charlotte.
Authorities have identified the victim as Paula Michelle Henson.
According to a statement by CMPD, shortly after 1:46 pm, officers responded to reports of a person shot near the 1300 block of Long Grass Court.
When officers arrived, they located an adult female victim with multiple apparent gunshot wounds. Officers rendered medical aid until Medic responded to the scene and transported the victim to Atrium Main with life-threatening injuries. The victim was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.
Officers identified a possible suspect and relayed the suspect vehicle description to dispatch and responding officers. Metro officers located the suspect vehicle nearby and attempted to conduct a traffic stop.
After the suspect failed to stop, and a vehicle pursuit began. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Departments’ Helicopter and Canine Units also responded to assist in the vehicle pursuit, which entered into South Carolina where York County Deputies took the lead in the pursuit.
According to reports, the pursuit ended at approximately 2:17 pm, and the suspect fled on foot. The suspect was apprehended fifteen minutes later.
Homicide Detectives have obtained a First Degree Murder warrant against the alleged suspect, Earnest Ali Santiago.
The Homicide Unit is not looking for any additional suspects at this time. The preliminary investigation has concluded that the victim and suspect were known to each other.
Anyone with information is asked to call 704-432-TIPS to speak with a homicide detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.