CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation after a woman was killed just outside of Uptown Charlotte Wednesday afternoon.
Police responded to the 1400 block of Spring Street, near intersection of Statesville Avenue and Oaklawn Avenue, according to a 1 p.m. tweet from CMPD.
When they arrived, officers located an adult female with an apparent gunshot wound. She was pronounced deceased on scene by Medic. Her name has not yet been released.
From the information provided by witnesses, detectives had reason to believe the suspect was possibly still on the scene. Out of an abundance of caution, the CMPD’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team responded to assist with a search for the suspect, who was determined to have fled the area.
When they first arrived, officers thought the suspect could still be inside the house where the homicide occurred, and SWAT negotiators called out to the suspect on loud speakers. When SWAT entered the house, they did not find the suspect inside.
Homicide Unit detectives responded to the scene to conduct an investigation, and Crime Scene Search responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence. Representatives from the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Homicide Prosecution Team, CMPD’s Operations Command, Victim’s Assistance, and CFD also assisted.
The investigation into this case is active and ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective.