Father charged after 2-year-old son finds gun, fatally shoots himself

According to a police report, the 24-year-old father was a convicted felon and not allowed to own a gun.
By Glenn Burkins | August 17, 2020

Gun owner charged after child’s accidental shooting in west Charlotte

The child, age 2, was listed in stable condition.
By Glenn Burkins | August 13, 2020

How Covid-19 has upended criminal prosecutions in Mecklenburg County

Because of the pandemic, District Attorney Spencer Merriweather’s team of prosecutors has not convened a jury trial since March 13.
By Glenn Burkins | August 6, 2020

CMPD officer on unpaid leave after he was arrested in Union County

The officer was charged with driving while impaired and carrying a concealed weapon.
By Glenn Burkins | July 27, 2020

Police: Shooting leaves 1 dead in southeast Charlotte

Victim was identified as a 52-year-old man.
By Olivia Todd | July 6, 2020

On Beatties Ford Road, shooters used handguns and assault-style rifles

Officers recovered 181 shell casings at the scene of Monday morning's carnage, CMPD officials said.
By Glenn Burkins | June 24, 2020

3 dead, 11 injured after shooting erupts at block party in northwest Charlotte

According to the police, at least 100 rounds were fired into a crowd of around 400 people.
By Glenn Burkins | June 22, 2020

Police: Woman stabbed to death in southeast Charlotte

A man who was at the scene when officers arrived has been charged with murder.
By Glenn Burkins | June 17, 2020

Police: CATS driver charged in fatal hit and run after man was struck by bus

Police investigators say the 58-year-old victim was struck by a CATS bus on N. Tryon Street and died at the scene.
By Glenn Burkins | May 27, 2020

CMPD: Domestic disturbance calls on the rise

Residents facing domestic violence, or even the threat of domestic violence, should call 911
By Glenn Burkins | April 19, 2020