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Police: Man charged in killing of Charlotte girl

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Police charged a person with first-degree homicide after a 71-year-old girl was killed in her north Charlotte house and her husband hospitalized.

Police discovered Santa Rodena Acevedo and her husband shot of their house within the 1900 block of Newland Street on Wednesday evening. Acevedo was pronounced lifeless within the house, police stated in a information launch, whereas a person within the house was taken to Carolinas Medical Middle. Observer information associate WBTV stated the man who was shot was Acevedo’s husband.

On Friday, police issued warrants for the arrest of 50-year-old Tomka Antonio McDowell, based on a CMPD launch.

McDowell was arrested with out incident, interviewed at CMPD headquarters, transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Workplace. He was charged with first-degree homicide, tried homicide, assault with a lethal weapon with the intent to kill, and possession of a firearm by a felon, police stated.

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Mecklenburg County jail

Police should not saying if McDowell knew the couple or in the event that they know of a motive.

Newland Street is between Interstate 85 and Beatties Ford Street, north of LaSalle Road and the Lincoln Heights neighborhood park.

Anybody with info is requested to name police at 704-432-8477 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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