Man convicted of killing newspaper delivery driver gets life in prison

The verdict and sentence came nearly three years after the killing of Walter “Wes” Edwin Scott Jr. in uptown Charlotte.
By Glenn Burkins | February 10, 2020

Mecklenburg D.A. will put more resources into prosecuting violent crimes

The shift comes as Charlotte looks back on a year that saw a rise in violent crimes in 2019, including 107 criminal homicides -- one of its highest homicide counts on record.
By Glenn Burkins | February 3, 2020

Putney: Force not a factor in suspect’s death

Update: In his first public statement about the case, Chief Kerr Putney declined to discuss the police encounter that preceded the death of Harold Easter.
By Glenn Burkins | January 31, 2020

Man dies after ‘medical emergency’ in police custody

Also, police report fatal shooting late Friday in southwest Charlotte.
By QCity Metro Staff | January 25, 2020

Pizza-delivery worker shoots 3 robbery suspects; all survive

Police said the gun used by the suspects turned out to be a toy, painted black.
By Glenn Burkins | January 22, 2020

3 teens charged with shooting, robbery during drug deal

The victim was a 17-year-old juvenile who was shot and struck on the head.
By QCity Metro Staff | January 20, 2020

Police: 15-year-old boy arrested, charged with robbing convenience store

Police said the suspect fired "numerous rounds" while robbing the store. An employee inside was injured.
By Glenn Burkins | January 13, 2020

What grade would you give Mecklenburg County’s criminal justice system?

Starting this year, the three main crime-fighting branches -- cops, courts and local prosecutors -- will issue themselves a quarterly report card.
By Glenn Burkins | January 13, 2020

Sandwich shop owner killed outside NoDa business he ran with twin brother

Police said Scott Brooks was starting his work day when he was confronted by an assailant outside of Brooks' Sandwich House in NoDa.
By Glenn Burkins | December 9, 2019

Police charge two children, 11 and 12, with involuntary manslaughter

Police said three children were fighting near a roadway just before an 11-year-old boy entered the roadway and was struck by a car.
By Glenn Burkins | December 7, 2019