crime

Charlotte is among the worst cities in violence against trans women

Since 2016, at least six transgender women in Charlotte were victims of fatal violence. All six women were Black. Driving the news: Jaida Peterson and Remy...

CMPD searches for a motive after Asian Grocery owner shot in the chest

This story was last updated on April 14 at 10:45pm to include quotes from Cynthia Choi. Devi Chauhan remains in the hospital after a gunman entered his Asian...

The theft of precious metal-filled car gadgets has soared 295% in Charlotte

The theft of catalytic converters in Charlotte has skyrocketed over the last year. You might be thinking: the theft of what? Catalytic converters are part of a...

New video from the Beatties Ford Juneteenth shooting. CMPD needs help finding the gunmen

While frightened crowds ran from the Juneteenth Beatties Ford Road mass shooting, two young men stood outside of a dark SUV and fired back aimlessly and...

CMPD made an arrest in the murder of Scott Brooks

On Wednesday morning, the family of Scott Brooks got the call they’d spent nearly three months waiting for. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police arrested one of...

Charlotte has a gun problem. Addressing it isn’t as easy as you’d think

Before he was murdered last August, 23-year-old Sam Stitt worked 12-hour days at a call center in north Charlotte. His father, Michael, says that just about...

Scott Brooks’s murder is one of the many open homicide cases CMPD is working to solve

A little more than a month after Scott Brooks was shot while opening his family’s beloved burger and sandwich shop, investigators are still searching...

City to take a look at regulating CIAA day parties after this year’s gunfire

After a high-profile shooting incident on the CIAA tournament’s final day this year, the city of Charlotte will take a look at how it permits the...

Someone has broken into 14 pickup trucks parked in South End controlled-access garages in 14 days

South End communities including 1100 South, Enclave, the Arlington, and Park and Kingston have all been hit by a wave of car break-ins over the past two...

Should Charlotte decriminalize weed?

Some of us tried it in college, some of us keep trying it, and some of us prefer alcohol. But no matter what your history is with weed, you have an opinion on...

Charlotte’s crime problems are deeper than the numbers

There’s a problem with crime in Charlotte — but the true issues aren’t what you would immediately think. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police...

Somebody keeps breaking in to South End beer shops

Over the past month, three of the South End area’s best known beer shops have been broken into under similar circumstances: Common Market, Good Bottle...