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Listed below are tales of murder victims in Charlotte in 2018


It’s been 130 days since Lajuana Hill misplaced her son.

Juordan Malik Hill was shot and killed in west Charlotte on Labor Day.

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For his mom, the ache has come daily. She received by way of the vacation season, and now she’s waiting for his birthday, Feb. 18. He would have turned 21.

She nonetheless finds it onerous to take a look at photos of her youngest little one, and he or she is aware of what number of days he’s been gone off the highest of her head.

“He stored us alive,” she mentioned. “He stored us laughing. He stored us crying, — he was at all times doing one thing. I miss my child.”

Hill had simply gotten a brand new job when he was killed, his household mentioned. He had simply taken his first trip on an airplane. His mom mentioned she was so excited to see what he’d do subsequent.

“We’ll by no means know,” she mentioned.

Hill is certainly one of Charlotte’s 57 murder victims in 2018, based on Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. About 23 % of the circumstances, together with Hill’s, haven’t been solved.

The median age of all victims was 25, and 63 % have been black males, together with teenagers and a 7-year-old.

No less than 80 % have been killed with weapons.


Lajuana Hill, talks on Jan. 11 about her son, Juordan Malik Hill, who was a murder sufferer on Labor Day 2018.

David T. Foster III dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com

Victims have been college students, mother and father, athletes and artists. They have been remembered for his or her smiles, their good deeds and their plans for the longer term — plans minimize brief by violence throughout the town.

Charlotte’s murder charge declined in 2018 in comparison with 2017, when the town had 87 homicides. Crime additionally declined total, however the metropolis noticed a small enhance in aggravated assaults. CMPD Chief Kerr Putney mentioned he hopes which means fewer persons are bringing weapons to fights.

“I’ll take you having a scuffle, hate to say it, over pulling a gun out and ending anyone’s life, any day,” he mentioned Friday.

Between 2009 and 2016, Charlotte’s annual murder complete normally hovered between 50 and 70, based on knowledge from CMPD.

The Observer used public information and social media to attempt to attain the relations of Charlotte murder victims. In case your good friend or member of the family was killed in Charlotte this 12 months, we hope you’ll share their story with us so we are able to construct on what’s printed right here. Please name 704-358-5128 or e mail public security reporter Jane Wester at jwester@charlotteobserver.com

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Brittany White

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Jan. 11 – Brittany White

Brittany White, 24, was a mom of three, her obituary mentioned.

She grew up in Pennsylvania and he or she had lived in Charlotte for greater than a 12 months when she was shot and killed in a west Charlotte residence on a Thursday afternoon.

The suspect was 23-year-old Jonathan Bennett, who was shot and killed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police later that day.

Bennett was the daddy of White’s toddler daughter, police mentioned. White filed a home violence protecting order in 2017 saying that Bennett had strangled her, police mentioned.

Simply earlier than 11 p.m., a number of cops have been speaking within the car parking zone of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Division’s headquarters when somebody shot at them, hanging one officer within the leg, police mentioned.

The officers returned hearth, and Bennett was pronounced lifeless on the hospital, police mentioned.


The youngsters pose in a photograph from an Instagram web page related to Christina Treadway.

Instagram web page related to Christina Treadway

Jan. 13 – Isaiah and Iliyah Miller

Isaiah Miller, 7, and his little sister Iliyah, 4, have been discovered “lifeless” of their beds on Sebastiani Drive, two-tenths of a mile from the place their mom died by suicide the identical day, based on their autopsies and police studies.

Each youngsters had been strangled.

Investigators mentioned the youngsters’s mom, Christina Treadway, was doubtless accountable for their deaths.

Isaiah was at school, and he talked about science in movies posted on his mom’s social media pages. Iliyah danced and sang in her mom’s movies. Her fourth party had a unicorn theme.

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Jan. 15 – James Hawkins

James Hawkins, 35, had been a Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Deputy since 2005, based on the sheriff’s workplace. He labored in arrest processing.

Hawkins was shot and killed in his northwest Charlotte residence on Jan. 15.

His post-mortem mentioned his spouse, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Deputy Rataba Hawkins, shot him after he threatened her with a knife.

Rataba Hawkins has been on paid administrative depart because the taking pictures, and as of Jan. 11, no prices had been filed within the case.

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Jarquavise White


Jan. 20 – Jarquavise Demonta White

Jarquavise White stepped out the entrance door of a north Charlotte home late one evening and was shot and killed, police mentioned. He was 16.

White labored at McDonald’s, his obituary states. He was laidback and loved pranks, together with spending time with family and friends and enjoying video video games.

He had a brother and a youthful sister. He might solely cook dinner one factor — rooster — nevertheless it was his favourite meals, based on the obituary.

He was versatile sufficient to “carry out flips and jumps on something.” He additionally appreciated to rap. His favourite artist was Meek Mill.

As of Jan. 11, nobody had been arrested on this case.

Feb. 1 – Matthew Duke Gibbons

Matthew Duke Gibbons, 25, was discovered within the entrance yard of a west Charlotte residence round 8:30 p.m.

Gibbons had been shot, and he was pronounced lifeless on the scene.

Shortly after the taking pictures, police charged Willie Devon James Jr., 28, with homicide, theft with a harmful weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Feb. 2 – Damien Alonzo Mackins II

Damien Alonzo Mackins II was discovered lifeless in a wooded space close to Newell Park and Newell Baptist Church in northeast Charlotte after being shot.

He was 19.

Greater than a month after his loss of life, police charged Mykel Washington and Andre Kashawn Clark, each 19, with homicide and theft with a harmful weapon in reference to this case.

March 7 – Damien Rashad Mack

Damien Rashad Mack was killed in NoDa, within the 4100 block of Atmore Avenue round 6:30 a.m., police mentioned. He was 37.

Mack was a loving and beneficiant particular person, grandmother Dorothy Mack instructed the Observer.

“(He was) at all times keen to offer if he had it,” she mentioned.

He was a fast learner, she mentioned, and as a toddler, he began strolling and studying early.

“I’d be spelling phrases or math inquiries to my different grandson, who was older, and (Damien) would reply it first,” she mentioned.

On Nov. 7, police arrested 26-year-old Jamarr Trantwan James and charged him with homicide.

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March 21 – Stephen Giles

Stephen Giles, 30, was a father and an aspiring skilled boxer.

He was shot within the Lakewood neighborhood in northwest Charlotte simply earlier than midnight.

Giles’ good friend Dayja Garrett mentioned he was coaching for an upcoming battle when he was killed. She mentioned a disagreement should have gotten uncontrolled the evening he died.

”There needed to be an altercation first,” she instructed the Observer days after the taking pictures. “And I do know Stephen. He isn’t the sort to drag weapons, as a result of he’s a boxer.”

As of Jan. 11, nobody had been arrested on this case.

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Demarco Pegues

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March 29 – Demarco Trayvon Pegues

Demarco Trayvon Pegues, 31, was a author.

He had completed one guide and was engaged on one other one, his mom, Denise Pegues, instructed the Observer. He was within the means of getting the primary guide printed when he was killed, she mentioned. It was a memoir.

Pegues was discovered with a gunshot wound within a automotive at a Panera Bread in southwest Charlotte.

Jeffrey Javon Boggs, 24, was arrested the day after Pegues’ physique was discovered, and he was charged with first-degree homicide. Boggs was additionally charged with speaking threats and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Pegues was born in Charlotte and graduated from Olympic Excessive Faculty, his mom mentioned. He labored for Coca-Cola Consolidated and detailed vehicles as a aspect job, Denise Pegues mentioned.

Together with writing, Pegues beloved historical past. His mom mentioned that when her son was about 5 years outdated, he might recite the names of all of the presidents.

April 3 – Maria Eduvijis Echeverria de Gomez

Maria Eduvijis Echeverria de Gomez was shot and killed throughout an armed theft in east Charlotte.

Echeverria de Gomez, 36, was reportedly ready to be picked up for work round 6 a.m. within the 6200 block of Barrington Drive when the taking pictures occurred. She died shortly after arriving at Carolinas Medical Heart.

She was the mom of a 13-year-old, WSOC reported, citing relations.

Police mentioned on the time that two males shot her, however 4 youngsters have been charged in her loss of life.

Officers charged 16-year-old Ziaya Chanel Jackson, 19-year-old Antonio Darnell Shine, and 17-year-old A’vone Williams with homicide and theft with a harmful weapon for his or her alleged inolvement in Gomez’s loss of life.

An unidentified 15-year-old was additionally charged with homicide and theft with a harmful weapon. Police didn’t launch the identification of the fourth teenager due to their age.

April 2018 – Jacob Hernandez

Jacob Hernandez was discovered lifeless in woods close to Interstate 485 in west Charlotte on April 6.

Hernandez, 21, had been reported lacking by his household on April 5. Officers discovered his physique within the 100 block of Rhyne Station with the assistance of a cadaver canine.

Police believed he was dropped at Rhyne Station Street after being shot within the 4200 block of South Boulevard.

Officers alleged 18-year-old Jaime Joel Melendez Suarez was behind the taking pictures, and charged him with homicide on April 10.

April 15 – William Jacobs

William Jacobs, 44, was shot and killed in a west Charlotte condo.

The taking pictures occurred round 10 p.m. at Timberbrook Drive close to Tuckaseegee Park.

A number of individuals have been on the condo in the course of the taking pictures, police mentioned.

Davenon Alexander Farmer, 39, was arrested and charged with homicide and theft with a harmful weapon.

Jacobs and Farmer knew one another, police mentioned.

April 21 – Eskinder Dawit Asefaw

Eskinder Dawit Asefaw, 26, was shot on Wembley Drive, off Central Avenue in east Charlotte, on a Friday afternoon.

He died at Carolinas Medical Heart the subsequent morning.

Asefaw was apparently shot throughout a theft. On April 23, police mentioned two youngsters had been arrested in reference to Asefaw’s loss of life.

Tavone Tyrik Smith, 17, and a 15-year-old whose title was not launched due to his age, have been every charged with homicide, theft with a harmful weapon and conspiracy to commit armed theft with a harmful weapon. The 15-year-old was additionally charged with conspiracy to commit homicide.

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Alexis Fraley

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April 27 – Alexis Fraley

The physique of 21-year-old Alexis Fraley was discovered April 27, two weeks after she was final seen early one morning in southeast Charlotte, police mentioned.

Fraley’s physique was discovered close to the airport, police mentioned.

Two individuals have been charged with homicide and kidnapping in reference to the case, police mentioned. Richard Jordan Jr., 38, was arrested in Charlotte, and 24-year-old Ashley Helms was arrested in South Carolina.

Helms was additionally charged with conspiracy to commit homicide, police mentioned.

Could 7 – Demario Ericson Roddey

Demario Ericson Roddey, 25, was born in Charlotte, based on his obituary.

He had a brother and a child sister, and he glided by the nickname “Skinny,” the obituary states. His household described him as a tough employee.

Roddey was shot and killed within the entrance yard of a north Charlotte residence on a Monday afternoon, police mentioned.

Tamerrian Anthony, 18, was charged with homicide and theft with a harmful weapon. Police mentioned an argument preceded the taking pictures.

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Whitney Jo King

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Could 10 – Whitney Jo King

Early within the morning, a person walked into the headquarters of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Division and mentioned he had killed his girlfriend.

Police went to a south Charlotte condo and located the physique of Whitney Jo King, 27. Her toddler son was close by and unhurt.

King was killed simply earlier than she would have celebrated her first Mom’s Day, her twin sister Cortney King instructed the Observer.

“We had a bond like no different (siblings),” her sister mentioned. “She was at all times bubbly and sort to everybody.”

The person, 31-year-old Michael Duane Brown, was charged with homicide.

King was born in Gastonia, based on her obituary, and he or she graduated from Rock Hill Excessive Faculty. She participated in ROTC and swim workforce throughout highschool and later labored for the Asian restaurant Purple Bowl, her obituary states.

Her household requested individuals to donate to the North Carolina Coalition In opposition to Home Violence and used GoFundMe to boost cash for King’s son, Asher.

“Home violence is an epidemic that has unfold and ruined many lives,” the GoFundMe request mentioned. “We solely want we knew extra to get her assist earlier than it was too late.”

Could 12 – Gavino Miguel Romero

Gavino Miguel Romero was inside a automotive when he was shot and killed round midday the day earlier than Mom’s Day. He was 19.

Romero was within the automotive with two different individuals, certainly one of whom was additionally shot. He survived.

Three youngsters charged the day Romero was killed and a fourth was arrested the subsequent morning. All 4 have been charged with homicide and different offenses associated to armed theft.

Two of the suspects have been 15 and weren’t recognized due to their age.

The opposite two suspects, 19-year-old Primitivo Jonathan Carreto and 18-year-old Chadwick Jerome Pearson, every had a number of earlier arrests in Mecklenburg County, based on jail information.

Could 12 – Nicholas Antoine Boger

Nicholas Antoine Boger, 36, was discovered beneath a automotive on Elm Forest Drive, off Independence Boulevard. He was pronounced lifeless on the scene, and police mentioned photographs had been fired.

A memorial video posted on YouTube confirmed Boger carrying Panthers gear at Financial institution of America Stadium.

5 days after Boger was killed, police charged two youngsters with homicide. Sergio Axel Coello-Perez, 16, was arrested, and 18-year-old Jonathan Castillo was already in jail. They have been additionally charged with larceny of a motorcar, police mentioned.

Could 21 – Shalamar Venable

Shalamar Venable, 39, was shot on North Tryon Avenue early within the morning. She was hospitalized and died hours later.

Police mentioned the shooter was somebody Venable knew. Officers gave the title of a suspect a couple of days later, however 22-year-old Santario Miller was not arrested for greater than a month.

On June 29, Miller was present in a house in Gastonia and was arrested after a standoff, police mentioned. He was charged with homicide.

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Jameriane Laverne Ardrey

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June 2 – Jameriane Laverne Ardrey

Jameriane Laverne Ardrey, 40, was discovered lifeless in a southwest Charlotte motel room on a Saturday afternoon.

An assault brought on intensive blunt-force accidents resulting in her loss of life, based on an post-mortem report.

Police discovered 41-year-old James Mangus Brewer on the motel the place Ardrey died. He was charged with homicide, and police mentioned he and Ardrey had been courting.

Ardrey had a number of youngsters, and he or she labored within the medical subject, her obituary states. She was a medical assistant and had most just lately labored in a Purple Cross name middle, based on her obituary.

She glided by “Jay,” and he or she graduated from Garinger Excessive Faculty. She additionally attended Myers Park Excessive Faculty and later graduated from Kaplan College, her obituary mentioned.

She beloved spending time together with her household and consuming Pepsi.

June 3 – Terale Claridy-Vaught

Terale Claridy-Vaught was 18 years outdated when he was shot and killed on a Steele Creek road on a Sunday evening, police mentioned.

An in a single day manhunt enveloped the neighborhood as police looked for the individuals accountable. Neighbors have been requested to remain inside their properties within the space of Carolina Forest Courtroom, WBTV reported.

A day later, two 18-year-olds turned themselves in at police headquarters, police mentioned. Jalen Boulware was charged with homicide and Marvin Chavez-Quffaro was charged with accent after the very fact.

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June 5 – Tevin Javonte Snow

Tevin Javonte Snow, 25, was driving on West W.T. Harris Boulevard in northeast Charlotte on a Monday morning when somebody shot into his automotive, police mentioned.

Snow was taken to the hospital and died the subsequent day.

He had three brothers and three sisters, based on his obituary. His funeral was held in Rochester, NY.

Police charged three individuals in reference to Snow’s loss of life. They have been 21-year-old Demahj Wright, 19-year-old Oyontai Bostic and 20-year-old Demetrey Leake.

June 10 – Adam Truesdale

Adam Truesdale, 54, was shot within the driveway of a home on Jennings Avenue, north of uptown Charlotte, on a Sunday evening, police mentioned.

He was taken to the hospital and died there, police mentioned.

As of Jan. 11, nobody had been arrested on this case.

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Jose Mario Chicas


June 21 – Jose Mario Chicas

The physique of Jose Mario Chicas, 51, was discovered by a jogger operating on Milton Street in east Charlotte on a Thursday morning.

Chicas’ associates instructed WBTV that he was beneficiant and hard-working, keen to assist individuals on the road and maintain his associates.

He was from El Salvador, WBTV reported, and he had lived in the US for about 17 years, together with about 18 months in Charlotte.

A couple of week after Chicas’ physique was discovered, police arrested Jessie Daniel Benton, 29, and charged him with armed theft and homicide.

June 30 – Churchill Randolph Zoker

Churchill Randolph Zoker, 32, was shot on the Prolonged Keep America lodge close to UNC Charlotte on a Saturday night, police mentioned.

Zoker was taken to the hospital with a number of gunshot wounds and died there, police mentioned.

The suspects in Zoker’s loss of life scattered throughout the nation after the taking pictures, based on police.

Jasmine Ingram, 18, was arrested within the Charlotte space almost every week after he was killed, and Abagail Johnson, additionally 18, was arrested the identical day in Virginia. Each ladies have been charged with homicide, tried theft and conspiracy to commit theft, police mentioned.

On July 18, a 3rd suspect was arrested in Albuquerque, New Mexico, police mentioned. Jamaal Griffin, 33, was charged with homicide, tried armed theft with a harmful weapon and conspiracy to commit armed theft.

July 10 – Philip Patrick Younger Jr.

Philip Patrick Younger Jr., 29, was shot on a Tuesday afternoon on Camrose Drive in east Charlotte, police mentioned.

Greater than a month after Younger was killed, police introduced that 21-year-old Michael Jerome DeBerry Jr. had been arrested in Charlotte and charged with homicide.

July 15 – Jamie Vivid

Jamie Vivid, 18, was about to begin his senior 12 months of highschool when he was shot and killed on Clanton Street in southwest Charlotte on a Sunday morning, police mentioned.

In fall 2017, he performed on Harding College Excessive Faculty’s state championship-winning soccer workforce. The title was Harding’s first in soccer since 1953.

Harding principal Eric Ward instructed WBTV that Vivid was a great scholar and respectful.

{The teenager} charged with Vivid’s homicide, 17-year-old Jermarion David Pernell Worthy, additionally attended Harding, Ward mentioned.

Vivid was born in South Carolina and moved to Charlotte when he was a small little one, based on his obituary.

He had two sisters and a brother, and he was concerned in neighborhood organizations and church. Vivid beloved watching Discovery Channel and had instructed his household he wished to be a veterinarian, his obituary mentioned.

July 16 – Psi’keem Walker

Psi’keem Walker, 19, was from Durham, based on his obituary.

Walker was shot close to East 16th Avenue and the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, north of uptown Charlotte, police mentioned.

Practically two months after Walker died, 30-year-old Rodwyn Taylor and 17-year-old Brinton Bertha Jr. have been arrested and charged with homicide.

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Eric Spells

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July 2018 – Eric Spells

Eric Spells, 28, didn’t present up for work the morning of July 25, police mentioned.

His girlfriend reported him lacking the identical day, noting that he had argued together with his roommate, police mentioned.

Police visited Spells’ condo on South Smallwood Place, off Rozzelles Ferry Street, and located proof indicating he had been killed.

The subsequent day, with Spells’ physique nonetheless lacking, his 28-year-old housemate Dwayne Bryan Evans was charged with homicide.

Two extra individuals — 31-year-old Jason Connell Palmer and 32-year-old Shavonn Lanique Scott — have been charged with accent after the very fact to homicide. Police mentioned they helped Evans get rid of the physique.

The FBI received concerned with the search, and authorities traveled to a York County truck cease and ultimately to Wesley Chapel, the place Spells’ physique was discovered two days after he was reported lacking.

Spells was born in Charlotte and graduated from Garinger Excessive Faculty, based on his obituary. He was a fan of the Baltimore Ravens and the Los Angeles Lakers.

“Eric was a loving one that simply wished everybody to get alongside,” the obituary mentioned.

Spells labored as a medical receptionist screener on the time of his loss of life, based on his obituary.

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Justin Tyler Anderson

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Aug. 6 – Justin Tyler Anderson

Justin Tyler Anderson, 20, was killed on the American Magnificence Backyard Heart on East Independence Boulevard on a Monday morning, whereas the enterprise was closed, police mentioned.

The proprietor of the backyard middle, 49-year-old Alan Brett Corder, was charged with voluntary manslaughter.

Corder mentioned he’d seen somebody breaking into the backyard middle on a safety digicam, based on a 911 name. Minutes later, he known as 911 once more and mentioned he’d shot somebody.

Justin Bamberg, who’s representing Anderson’s household, mentioned Anderson was a great child who made a nasty choice.

“There’s no denying it, he shouldn’t have gone within the retailer like that — however on the identical time, he didn’t need to be killed,” Bamberg mentioned shortly after the taking pictures.

Anderson was the daddy of a 7-month-old boy, Bamberg mentioned.

Aug. 12 – Justin William Miller

Justin William Miller, 23, was discovered unresponsive by his grandmother in a house on Farlow Street in north Charlotte.

Six days after Miller was killed, 26-year-old Kavona Alexus McLean was arrested and charged with homicide.

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Aug. 26 – Tayzhah Bush

Tayzhah Bush, 20, was certainly one of two ladies shot at an condo on Fairwood Avenue early on a Sunday morning, police mentioned.

The opposite girl was hospitalized with life-threatening accidents and survived, police mentioned.

James Jawann Ratliff, 22, was arrested close to the scene of the shootings, police mentioned. Ratliff was charged with homicide.

The subsequent day, 21-year-old Don’Travius Jetton Henderson was additionally arrested. He was charged with homicide, assault with a lethal weapon with intent to kill and possession of a firearm by a felon, police mentioned.

Aug. 26 – Torriano Devonte Joyce

Torriano Devonte Joyce, 21, was shot lower than two hours after Tayzhah Bush, early on a Sunday morning.

Joyce was shot within the 4600 block of Palm Breeze Lane and brought to the hospital, the place he died.

Police mentioned Joyce was killed on the finish of a celebration, which was attended by 50 to 100 individuals. The scenario was chaotic, a police spokesman mentioned.

Joyce had two brothers and two sisters, based on his obituary.

As of Jan. 11, nobody had been arrested on this case.

Aug. 31 – Decario Bethea

Decario Bethea, 24, was shot on a Friday afternoon on Fairwood Avenue, the identical road the place Tayzhah Bush was killed a couple of days earlier.

Bethea was taken to the hospital and died inside hours.

Greater than every week after he died, 20-year-old Daquan Thompson was situated within the Mecklenburg County Jail and charged with homicide. He had been in jail on unrelated prices.

Police mentioned Bethea and Thompson have been concerned in an argument earlier than the taking pictures.

Sept. 1 – Preston Nicholson

Preston Nicholson, 44, was shot whereas driving on Brookshire Boulevard round 2 a.m., police mentioned. He died on the hospital later the identical day.

Individuals who knew Nicholson instructed WSOC that he was concerned with serving to younger individuals and was a loyal father. Nicholson styled his daughter’s hair earlier than her dance recitals, she instructed WSOC. His son mentioned he coached his youth baseball workforce.

His daughter Mashante instructed the station she talked to him simply an hour earlier than he died.

The one who killed Nicholson was additionally touring in a automotive, police mentioned.

As of Jan. 11, nobody had been arrested on this case.

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Juordan Malik Hill

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Sept. 3 – Juordan Malik Hill

Juordan Malik Hill, 20, was killed simply as he was turning into an grownup, his mother and father instructed the Observer.

He had a brand new job as a hospital orderly at Novant, his mom Lajuana Hill mentioned. He had a girlfriend and crowds of associates.

“He was beloved by everybody,” his mom mentioned. “He didn’t have any enemies. If there’s somebody on the market, we didn’t know of them — and I’m fairly certain he didn’t know them, both. He was a great particular person.”

Hill was born in Charlotte and graduated from Independence Excessive Faculty, his household mentioned.

He was the youngest of 5 siblings, and his mom mentioned he’d grown from a little bit boy who hated carrying sneakers right into a younger man who cared about vogue. “He wished to ensure all people seemed their finest,” Lajuana Hill mentioned.

Hill was shot in a car parking zone on Pruitt Avenue, off Wilkinson Boulevard, round Eight p.m.

He was standing with a number of different individuals when somebody started taking pictures on the group, police mentioned. Hill ran inside an condo, the place he died.

As of Jan. 11, nobody had been arrested on this case. Along with a money reward, his household has supplied to pay relocation prices if somebody doesn’t really feel protected staying in Charlotte after offering details about the murder.

Sept. 5 – Shikeither Dinetta Smith

Shikeither Dinetta Smith, 35, was shot and killed on Newcastle Avenue in north Charlotte, police mentioned.

Police arrested 34-year-old Thomas Henry McCray and charged him with homicide. Police mentioned he and Smith have been in a long-term relationship.

Citing neighbors, WSOC reported that the couple had youngsters.

Sept. 17 – Pedro Fabricio Diaz-Paz

Pedro Fabricio Diaz-Paz was sitting in a pickup truck within the car parking zone of a south Charlotte condo complicated when he was shot, police mentioned.

An off-duty police officer was close by and heard the photographs, and he carried out CPR to attempt to save Diaz-Paz however was unsuccessful, police mentioned. Diaz-Paz was 23.

Two days after he died, 36-year-old Joel Miranda was arrested in Virginia and charged with homicide.

Sept. 22 – Jermaine Travis Stuckey

Jermaine Travis Stuckey, 44, was shot and killed exterior the Blue Olive Lounge in Ballantyne, simply after 2 a.m. on a Saturday evening.

Stuckey’s twin brother instructed Fox 46 that that they had simply left the bar after spending the night socializing. He mentioned his brother was a bystander to an unrelated battle within the car parking zone.

Police named 29-year-old Marquis Smith as a suspect weeks after Stuckey was killed, and he turned himself in and was charged with homicide on Jan. 4.

Sept. 22 – Travy Lavette Hudson-Glenn

Tracy Lavette Hudson-Glenn, 48, died after being stabbed in northwest Charlotte, police mentioned.

Hudson-Glenn graduated from East Mecklenburg Excessive Faculty in 1988 and later studied at Central Piedmont Neighborhood Faculty, based on her Fb web page.

Police mentioned she knew Leigh McDaniel Jr., 45, who was arrested on the scene and charged with homicide.

Sept. 23 – Tunji Smith Jr

Tunji Smith Jr., 19, was shot and killed on Saratoga Drive, in west Charlotte, on a Sunday evening.

Smith had attended Garinger Excessive Faculty and Cochrane Collegiate Academy, based on his Fb web page.

Three days after Smith was killed, 20-year-old Sa’quan Howard-Rooks was arrested and charged with homicide.

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Oct. 9 – Demetrius Thomas

Demetrius Thomas, 27, was shot and killed in entrance of a North Tryon Avenue purchasing middle on a Tuesday evening.

Police mentioned Thomas was standing in entrance of one of many companies within the purchasing middle when a person got here up and shot him.

As of Jan. 11, no arrests had been made on this case.

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Oct. 17 – Jessica Daybreak Smith

Jessica Daybreak Smith, 29, was shot and killed on Central Avenue on a Wednesday evening.

Smith was born in Fredricksburg, Va., based on her obituary, and her funeral was held in West Virginia.

She had a brother and two sisters, the obituary mentioned.

“Jessica was not solely stunning however outgoing, strong-willed and loving,” her obituary mentioned.

In December, police charged two suspects with homicide: 17-year-old Yamina Rookard and a 15-year-old whose title was not launched due to their age.

Oct. 19 – Donald Myers

Donald Myers, 57, was shot and killed in an east Charlotte condo on a Friday evening.

A couple of month later, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and State Bureau of Investigation brokers arrested 19-year-old Everette Larry Campbell in Laurinburg. Campbell was charged with homicide and possession of a firearm by a felon.

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Oct. 19 – Kareem McLeod

Kareem McLeod, 22, was shot at a fuel station on Clanton Street on a Friday evening. He died on the hospital, police mentioned.

McLeod had two youthful sisters, based on a GoFundMe web page arrange after his loss of life.

“He lit up each room and made essentially the most of something that was thrown at him … He was beloved by so many,” based on the fundraising web page.

Practically two weeks after McLeod was killed, 27-year-old Michael Lee Patrick was charged with second-degree homicide.

Nov. 4 – Stephanie Potts

Stephanie Potts, 35, was killed by her boyfriend at a home in Steele Creek, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police mentioned.

Potts was a mom of three, the Observer’s information accomplice WBTV reported.

Deshawn Lamont Clipper, 31, was arrested at a Excessive Level motel the morning after Potts’ physique was discovered, based on police.

Clipper had a historical past of home violence arrests, together with a 2014 conviction, based on court docket information. Police mentioned Potts was the sufferer of an assault in September, when Clipper was charged with assault on a feminine.

That case was nonetheless pending two months later, when police say he killed Potts.

Nov. 14 – Severo Rivera Diaz

Severo Rivera Diaz, 30, was discovered lifeless with a gunshot wound inside a automobile off Eastway Drive on a Wednesday evening, police mentioned.

As of Dec. 23, nobody had been arrested on this case.

Nov. 18 – Brian Scott Carriker

The physique of Brian Scott Carriker, 56, was present in a house in a neighborhood simply north of uptown Charlotte round 1 a.m. on a Sunday morning.

Carriker’s physique confirmed “apparent trauma,” police mentioned on the time.

The day after Carriker was discovered, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police introduced that 47-year-old Carlton Hancock had been arrested.

Hancock was charged with assault by strangulation, theft with a harmful weapon and motorcar theft along with homicide, police mentioned.

Nov. 20 – Kendric Washington

Kendric Washington, 22, was shot at an condo complicated within the College Metropolis space on a Tuesday evening.

Practically every week after Washington was killed, police charged 25-year-old George Ivan Hayes with homicide.

Nov. 25 – Justin Fuller

Justin Fuller, 25, was shot inside a room on the Vacation Motel on North Tryon Avenue early on a Sunday morning, police mentioned.

Fuller had opened the door when the suspect within the taking pictures, 35-year-old Demarco Crawford, knocked, police mentioned.

Crawford had gotten into an argument on the motel and left the premises earlier than coming again and allegedly taking pictures Fuller, police mentioned.

Fuller was pronounced lifeless on the scene, and Crawford has been charged with homicide.

Dec. 1 – Javon Daniel Alim Sherwood

Javon Daniel Alim Sherwood was killed days earlier than his birthday, which was Dec. 10. He would have turned 22.

Sherwood was shot within the car parking zone of an condo complicated within the College Metropolis space, police mentioned. He was pronounced lifeless on the scene.

Sherwood made individuals smile by way of music and by telling jokes, based on a GoFundMe web page set as much as assist his household with funeral bills.

Three individuals have been charged with homicide on this case: 25-year-old Yocouba Meite, 18-year-old Keith Bryson Powell and 23-year-old Khalil Dante Capers, police mentioned. Powell was additionally charged with felonious restraint, and Capers was additionally charged with assault with a lethal weapon with intent to kill.

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Dec. 17 – Tyron Jodie Ervin

Tyron Jodie Ervin, 22, beloved faculty and sports activities, his household wrote in his obituary.

He was a three-season athlete at North Mecklenburg Excessive Faculty, enjoying soccer, basketball and monitor, based on the obituary. After highschool, he studied mass communications at Fayetteville State College and African-American research at Livingstone Faculty.

He coached little league soccer and was an enormous Dallas Cowboys fan, his obituary mentioned.

He was concerned in church and labored as a FedEx distribution middle flooring supervisor on the time of his loss of life, based on his obituary.

Ervin was shot and killed at a south Charlotte condo complicated on a Monday morning.

As of Jan. 11, nobody had been arrested on this case.

Dec. 18 – Juforest Ishaih Hicks

Juforest Ishaih Hicks, 21, was shot in southwest Charlotte on a Monday evening and died on the hospital the subsequent day.

As of Jan. 11, nobody had been arrested on this case.

Dec. 21 – Danneul Lorenzo McLean

Danneul Lorenzo McLean, 29, was shot on Dec. 20 in north Charlotte, off Statesville Avenue.

He was taken to the hospital and died there the subsequent day.

As of Jan. 11, nobody had been arrested on this case.

Dec. 29 – John Michael Songer

John Michael Songer was standing within the patio of Smokey Joe’s Cafe, a bar and stay music venue in east Charlotte, when he was shot and killed on a Saturday evening.

Songer, who was 46, served within the U.S. Navy as a younger man, based on his obituary.

In latest months, Songer had posted movies on social media of music performances at Charlotte venues, together with Smokey Joe’s.

Police arrested 35-year-old Jamie Lord Harris Dec. 30, and he was charged with homicide.

Dec. 30 – Randy Lee Tarlton

Randy Lee Tarlton, 24, was shot and killed on Gwynne Hill Street, off Harrisburg Street in east Charlotte, on a Sunday evening.

As of Jan. 11, nobody had been arrested on this case.

Database editor Gavin Off and reporter LaVendrick Smith contributed reporting.

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