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

Police: Charlotte homicides are up, but so are arrests

In recent weeks, CMPD has announced nine arrests in seven homicides that happened between June 29 and July 21.
By Glenn Burkins | July 22, 2020

Weekend violence: 4 killed in separate shootings, including 16-year-old boy

With the homicide rate in Charlotte climbing, City Manager Marcus Jones last week outlined a plan to address violent crime in four of the city’s “hot spots.”
By Glenn Burkins | July 13, 2020

CMPD: 2 dead, 1 injured in shootings late Monday

On Tuckaseegee Road, two people were found shot inside a business, one fatally.
By Glenn Burkins | June 30, 2020

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

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

Police: 2 killed in separate shootings in southwest Charlotte

CMPD had not announced an arrest in either shooting.
By QCity Metro Staff | February 16, 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

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

Police: Arcade employee fatally wounded in east Charlotte

The killing was the city's 99th criminal homicide of 2019.
By Glenn Burkins | November 26, 2019