Weekly crime and safety report, April 12-18

Three injured Saturday when shots fired into Grier Height apartment. Killing at bar ruled justifiable homicide. Rabid raccoon off Beatties Ford Road. More...
By QCity Metro Staff | April 18, 2020

Inmate dies in county jail

The 45-year-old inmate was found unresponsive in his cell Wednesday morning, officials said.
By QCity Metro Staff | March 20, 2020

Police identify homicide victim in Monday shooting

A second man was shot during the incident in northeast Charlotte and was expected to survive.
By QCity Metro Staff | March 17, 2020

6 days, 7 deaths: Charlotte homicide detectives have been busy

Within the last week, five people were shot to death, and two others were found dead in a creek bed near McAlpine Creek Park.
By QCity Metro Staff | March 5, 2020

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